This is the All Saints altar at the parish I was in on All Souls Day. The marigolds are supposed to provide an attractive scent so loved ones who have passed away will want to come and visit the altar. The altar is filled with favorite foods and drinks of the loved ones. There are also pictures of the dead on the altar. The skulls are made out of sugar and are technically edible, but I don’t think I’d try one. These particular skulls are stored at the end of November and reused every year.