2. Sicily: Tutti i Santi.
Children on the Italian island of Sicily eagerly await All Saints’ Day each year, with the promise of visits from their dearly departed loved ones. The fact that these spirits bring along candy, particularly frutta di martorana, marzipan in the shape of fruits, and toys, doesn’t hurt, either. It’s also a day to visit the graves of the deceased, making sure they’re in tip-top shape.