Day of the Death Festival 2016 — Riviera Maya Blog

Day of the Death Festival 2016

Things to do

On November 1st and 2nd, Mexico celebrates the Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. On these days, we celebrate our deceased by going to cemeteries to adorn their graves with traditional flowers in bright colors, or their favorite colors when they were alive. In our homes, we make altars to invite the souls to leave the beyond and walk the earth for a few days; to visit their loved ones and enjoy the scent of the flowers and their favorite dishes.

For the 11th edition of the Festival of Life and Death Traditions, Xcaret park unites the traditions of the Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Puebla, to enhance the event with the customs and culture of different regions of the country.

Xcaret has prepared a grand variety of artistic displays, which over the four days of the festival will take you on a journey through the Día de Muertos traditions and beliefs of Mexico. Different types of dance, theater, traditional music, over 60 altars with and without culinary samples from Quintana Roo, Puebla and Yucatan make this event a total experience.

You can also experience the true gourmet delight of typical dishes and flavors that can only be found during this time of year, such as white turkey stuffing (ts’o) and chicken stuffing (Kaax).

We are looking forward to seeing you – allow yourself to be swept away by the magic of this ancient tradition at the beautiful Xcaret!