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28 Oct 2019
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Our favorite celebrations of the year are here!

Many wonderful traditions and celebrations to enjoy this time of year!

Hanal Pixan The Maya have long celebrated the lives and deaths of their ancestors. The traditional of Hanal Pixan “Feast of the Souls” is practiced throughout the Yucatan and features the “Paseo de Animas” or “Parade of Souls” which ends in the community square where families usually enjoy large feasts, painted faces and music. Families create traditional altars with candles, incense, tamales and often other favorite foods and drinks of the deceased. 

Read more about how we celebrate Dia de Muertos en the Yucatan Here.

HERE IS QUICK GUIDE TO LOCAL DIA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATIONS

October 31, La Buena Vida Halloween Party

Annual Halloween Party on the beach where all the locals meet and compete in the best costume competition. An event not to miss and you will remember forever or not at all ;)

November 2, Dias de los Muertos at Turtle Bay 

Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Turtle Bay! As well as offering Dia de los Muertos food & drink specials, there will be prizes for best dressed Catrin & Catrina!

They will have an open altar, if you would like to bring something to place on it, please drop it at Turtle Bay on Fri 1st or on Saturday when they will dress it! 

Reservations are recommended, email: manda@turtlebaycafe.com

Hanal Pixan By Alltournative-A Lifetime Experience

For almost 9 years now, Alltournative has been working on a special project called Hanal Pixan by Alltournative. A fantastic experience, where an entire community opens its doors and welcomes travelers to share with them all the activities that make Dia de Los Muertos a special time of the year. This incredible experience starts with a walk to visit the local cemetery of the community. Visit of the Altars inside family homes living there. Then a visit to the onsite cenote, while you see a musical performance and witness an actual Mayan ceremony, performed by a shaman (or Mayan priest). To finalize the unforgettable evening, the local ladies prepare a delicious and seasonal homemade dinner.

More info and bookings HERE.

Xcaret’s Festival of Life and Death

For four days a year (October 30th - November 2nd), this park becomes more a focus on the Mexican traditions offering events explaining the history, cultural aspects and celebrations of this national festival day.