Here is a great documentary (it's an hour and a half long, so grab some popcorn and gather 'round the laptop!) on Day of the Dead, an indigenous holiday of Latinos that has great influence where I live, in California. It happens at the same time that European folks were honoring and communing with their dead, Samhain. I personally make sugar skulls as part of my rememberances this time of year, although I do not think I have central American blood. There is a recognition that at this time of year on both sides of the globe that the veil between the worlds in thin!