Festival of Life and Death Traditions

Come and celebrate the Day of the Dead, a popular tradition in Mexico!

Day of the Dead is one of the most beautiful and meaningful tradition in Mexico. The origins of the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, date from the time of the indigenous people of Mesoamerica, such as the Aztecs, Mayans, Purépecha, Nahuas and Totonacas. Nowadays, this popular ceremony that invokes the spirits of the ancestors to invite them to coexist in the world is still preserved; so it we seek to entertain them in the most attentive way so that the souls of the deceased visit their relatives. The celebration takes place during two days: November 1st is dedicated to the soul of the children and November 2nd to the adults.

Each year during this season, the Festival of Life and Death turns Xcaret Park into a celebration full of color and life. Xcaret Park honors the traditional Day of the Dead which was declared a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage Humanity by the UNESCO in 2003. Gastronomy, art and tradition blend in a nostalgic atmosphere that reminds those who are gone. Each year, on the 30th and 31st of October, 1st and 2nd of November, you can be part of this great Festival where you can enjoy the traditional dishes of the region, typical sweets, rituals alluding to Hanal Pixán (food of souls), workshops, crafts, offerings and altars, visual arts exhibitions, theatre, dance and concerts.

The Festival of Life and Death Traditions brings a mosaic of color, music and tradition, with an extraordinary and varied program of activities for children and young adults around the celebration of Day of the Dead or Hanal Pixán in the mayan world. Visit Xcaret Park and enjoy this celebration of the ancient Maya dedicated to the memory of our dead.

No matter where are you from, this is a tradition you must witness at Xcaret!

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