Category: Traditions

Yucatan Hanal Pixan in the Festival of Life and Death Traditions of Xcaret

The most important cultural event in Cancun and Riviera Maya Day of the Dead traditions in Mexico is worldwide

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The Offering in the Hidalgo Huastecan region

The celebration of Xantolo, in the Huasteca of Hidalgo has become a rite enriched by a series of ceremonies.

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Xantolo in the Huasteca Potosina

A time to relive the tradition and to appreciate the wealth of Pre-Hispanic Ancestry It was believed in the

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Significance of the various elements present on the Altar-Offerings in Morelos

•The deceased picture serves to help the soul’ departure from purgatory, if it resides there. Candles symbolize mourning, especially

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The Biquie: A Zapotec Tradition

Many people in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec hold fast to the Zapotec tradition of having a biquie (pronounced “beqei”)

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Mexico Celebrates Life

Yucatan it is known as Hanal Pixan which means "The path of the soul through the essence of food;”

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Yucatan: Altar contest

Every year, an altar contest brings delegations from all over the state to the Plaza Grande in Merida.

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San Luis Potosi: Xantolo in the Huasteca Potosina

During the pre-Hispanic era, death did not exist. Death was seen, instead, as simply a transition, a voyage through

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Oaxaca: A sharing of sadness and joy

The offerings, a main aspect of the celebration, echo the profound love that the Oaxacan people feel towards life.

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Jimbanqua: Day of the Dead in the P’urhepecha Plateau

The Rose Horses of Zurumucapio

Distinctive to San Angel Zurumucapio is the tradition of making small rose-decorated horses and dedicating

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