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Dias de los muertos

This holiday is celebrated in the Riviera Maya but local events are not announced until the day before or the day of. What is a guarantee for this celebration is Xcaret’s Festival of Life and Death, an evening event explains the history, cultural aspects and celebrations of this national festival day.

Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes

Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes was born on August 12, 1911 in a tough neighborhood in Mexico City to an impoverished couple with 8 children. After a failed attempt to migrate to the U.S. and a short lived boxing career, Fortino found his place in a circus tent show and then on to theater and film.

Temazcal ceremony

Temazcal is a unique traditional ceremony that involves a steam bath, used in traditional ancient medicine by diverse cultures. These traditional ceremonies were originally performed by several indigenous groups including Aztecs and Mayans.

Merida museum

El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Merida has four permanent galleries and two temporary exhibit galleries in an award winning building just at the north end of Paseo del Montejo. The musuem is built on two hectares and has three levels, representing the three worlds of the Maya, the sky, earth and underworld.