Day of the Dead in Riviera Maya


For all of those lucky enough to be joining consultant Veronica on her Riviera Maya escape in October/November you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend Mexico’s most important holiday in the country where it all began. Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a festival celebrated from October 30th through November 2nd. The traditions of this celebration date back thousands of years to the Aztec people who dedicated this festival to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. Today it is a time to gather with friends and family to remember deceased relatives and friends. This then supports their spiritual journey through the afterlife. It was moved in the 20th century to October 30-November 2nd to coincide with the Roman Catholic Holidays of Allhallowtide.

In Riviera Maya there is a large celebration held at Xcaret Park. Here the main characters of the festival la Calaca, la Parca, la Huesuda, la Flaca, la Catrina and la Dientona all refer to death. Xcaret is holding its 9th annual celebration this year with Michoacan as the guest state. Here you will enjoy folkloric performances, alter scents, traditional pirekuas songs as well as the flavors of Mexican cuisine. To fully embrace the day of the dead there needs to be a mixture of societal participation, Mayan community, art, diversity and cultural richness.

Admission to Xcaret park gets you access to all Life and Death activities. Tickets can be upgraded to allow early entrance into the park as well as reserved seating at the main event.
If you are headed to Riviera Maya during this time please talk to one of our consultants or Veronica herself to find out more information and book your tickets now. Request more information on our website or give us a call 920.236.7777

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