Xcaret Park, on the Riviera Maya, lives up to a great tradition, which since 2003 was declared a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humankind by UNESCO: the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Every year, over the course of four days, in October and November, the Festival of the Traditions of Life and Death is held. During this great celebration, you will be able to enjoy the region’s traditional cuisine, as well as typical sweets, rituals alluding to the Hanal Pixan, workshops, crafts, offerings and altars.
The Festival of the Traditions of Life and Death is a celebration whose aim is to ensure the active participation of society, the Maya communities, artistic groups and independent artists, encompassing the diversity and cultural wealth of the celebration of the Day of the Dead by recovering ethnic, traditional and contemporary customs referring to this ancient and beautiful Mexican tradition.
Enjoy visual arts exhibitions such as: painting, drawing, photography and short films; theater for children, regional and contemporary theater and dance. During these evenings, the tours through the cemetery are lit by candles and colors decorated by the neighboring villages, as well as the guest state.
Children must be sure to visit the entertaining Children and Youth Pavilion referring to the guest State, which changes every year. There also are gala concerts and many other activities offering various artistic disciplines which go from the traditional to the contemporary in this celebration of the Maya World, dedicated to the memory and the coexistence with our dear departed.
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