October 31, 2016

Traditional Day of the Dead Recipe and Foods

It seems Day of the Dead is going mainstream. I just saw Sugar Skull cakes, Marigold martinis, Apple Habanero Margaritas (?), Skull cookies and Catrina costumes […]
October 24, 2016

Day of the Dead Events in the Riviera Maya

Day of the Dead, Hanal Pixan, El Dia de los Muertos. These are the international, Mayan, and Spanish names for this amazing festival that is at […]
October 30, 2013

Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life and Death

From October 30th to November 2nd, Day of the Dead is a huge celebration throughout Latin countries. It is a time to remember and honor those […]
October 30, 2013
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Yucatan Vacation Tip – Day of the Dead Parade in Merida

Each year on October 31, the dead come alive and walk the streets of Merida, Yucatan. The annual Dia de los Muertos Parade is filled with […]
October 29, 2013
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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Little Alters – Day of the Dead Tradition

Dia de los Muertos is the time to honor our loved ones who have passed away, but are not forgotten. Mexicans build small alters in their […]
October 28, 2013
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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sugar Skull Face Painting

We LOVE sugar skull face painting!  It’s easier than you think and you can get as elaborate as your creativity will allow. Check out this 5 […]
October 28, 2013
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Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Try Mucbipollo, a Maya tradition.

Mucbipollo is a traditional Maya dish usually prepared for the Day of the Dead celebrations. It is a chicken or pork tamale pie that is wrapped […]
October 25, 2013
Mexican sugar-skulls usded for Day of the Dead

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Sugar skulls

Sugar decorations date back to the 17th Century. Mexican villagers had very little money for decorations, but they had lots of sugar with which they began […]
October 25, 2013
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Festival of Life and Death at Xcaret

Each year beginning October 30th and running through November 3rd, Xcaret eco-theme park in Playa del Carmen hosts a Dia de los Muertos Festival that is […]
October 2, 2013
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Riviera Maya’s Fall 2013 Cultural Calendar of Events

The Fall months in the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan are filled with culture. We’ve got culture, yes we do! Ancient Mayan traditions combined with old […]
September 30, 2011

A “Festival of Life and Death” at Xcaret

Hundreds of years ago, the Conquistadors witnessed the Aztecs practicing this celebration and also mistook it for a gruesome gala glorifying death when it was then and is now simply the day in which Latinos remember and celebrate their dearly departed.
November 1, 2002

Dia del Muertos – Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Celebrating the cycle of life in Mexico November 2 This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years, but which was intended […]
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