Day of the Dead in Xcaret


Xcaret is to celebrate their fifth Life and Death Mexican Traditions Festiva celebrating the 200th anniversary.  Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico to remember relatives and friends who have died.  The purpose of the Life and Death Traditions Festival is demonstrate the cultural ties reborn through active participation of the region’s communities, each with their respective Day of the Dead traditions. 

From October 30th to November 2nd, Xcaret will be clothed in Mexican traditions, legends, music and altars dedicated to the dearly departed. At a cost of over 1 million dollars and with the participation of more than 1000 volunteers, 719 artists and 39 communities from Quintana Roo’s Mayan zone, Xcaret will celebrate the Day of the Dead, sharing traditions and displaying the great mosaic of cultures that are Mexico. For 4 days, from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., there will be art displays, exhibits of offerings and culinary arts, children’s workshops, interactive tours, music, dance, theater productions and the traditional Mass.

There will be special tours designed to explain the importance of this tradition to our visitors with the opportunity to experience one of our country’s most distinctive traditions up close.  You are sure to take some memorable experiences back home with you.

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