2nd November in Sicily is a day devoted to honor loved ones who have passed away.The tradition wants that during the night the souls of relatives bring toys and sweets and they hide them in the house. In the morning, children wake up and have to search their presents from their dear death relatives. The tradition serves to strengthen family bonds, linking children to family members who have come and gone before them.
Some typical sweets are: Pupaccena, little painted sculptures of sugar, Taralli, sugar coated cookies, Frutta Martorana, little sweets like fruits made of almond flour, Tetù, frosting cookies, dried fruits, chocolate pralines and different sweets.
Sources:http://www.siciliapreziosa.it/feste-e-tradizioni/origini-tradizioni-della-festa-dei-morti-sicilia/; https://www.siciliainfesta.com/festa_dei_morti.htm; https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martorana; http://www.si24.it/2014/10/30/cosa-si-mangia-durante-la-festa-dei-morti-dolci-tipici-siciliani/14636/; http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/all-souls-day-sicily