There are some public altars in front of the Palacio Municipal in Cozumel
The Day of the Death
by: Othon Gonzales
The origin of the day of the deads is very ancient; Mayan and Aztecs used to celebrate it 3000 years ago in the 9th month of their calendar (around August)
and it was dedicated to ” Mictecuacihuatl”, goddess of the death.
They believed that the souls headed in different ways as a consequence of the type of death the person had, and they used to collect the skulls of their
believed ones, which were set on an altar to honor them.