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The Festival of Life and Death Traditions & Hanal Pixan

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The Festival of Life and Death Traditions & Hanal Pixan

1As you may know, in Mexico we have a very particular and unique way of celebrating death, it is that so that it was declared a masterpiece of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the UNESCO. There is a reason for that of course, since here we call the Day of the Dead Hanal Pixan, as it was known by our ancestors the Mayas. Hanal which means food and Pixan which mean soul, create the phrase food for the souls, which is exactly what the Mayas did for their loved ones, offer food to their deceased, especially their favorite dishes. On this day, a beautiful and colorful altar is places with levels, which signify different states of the journey towards our maker. The food, the flowers and drinks also symbolize many things that can vary due to the personality and age of the deceased. We embrace our culture by practicing this traditions to this day, and Experiencias Xcaret offers to our visitors the Festival of Life and Death Traditions –October 30th to November 2nd– in which you can witness different practices, clothing, dishes and rituals performed like our predecessors used, wore and ate. This upcoming edition will be their 11th time celebrating along locals and visitors our traditions, inviting them to know and enjoy our culture as our ancestors did.
Do not miss the chance to experience music, dancing, concerts, theater, tours and exhibits and find out about everything, click here: http://en.festivaldevidaymuerte.com/ http://www.festivaldevidaymuerte.com/

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