Halloween – Mayan Hanal Pixan – day of the Death

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30th October till the 2nd November 2015

Halloween here in Mexico, is combined with the Day of the Dead and Hanal Pixan, a Mayan celebration of the dead. From the 30th of October till the 2nd of November Playa del Carmen is enriched by a chain of events celebrating with parties on the streets and in different clubs. It’ a vibrant period where you can fell the party mood typical of the Halloween night and the culture of the Mexican Day of the Death and the Mayan Hanal Pixan. Hanal Pixán in the Mayan language means “food of souls. “Hanal it’s is celebrated in a similar way to Day of the Dead celebrations in other parts of Mexico. Families set up altars in their homes and decorate graves in the cemeteries.
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