Halloween and Day of the Dead Mexico Style
Day of the Dead is a largely celebrated event in Mexico where a fusion of thousands of years of traditions are all rolled into one 3-day event. Cemeteries across Mexico are visited from October 31 to November 2 in remembrance of those lost. Families bring departing gifts to their deceased loved ones in hopes of attracting their souls.
One of the most popular places to celebrate this age-long tradition is at Xcaret. Each year a vast celebration takes place that includes food, dances, shows, music and traditional events. One of the highlights of the part for Day of the Dead is a replicated Mayan cemetery.
Beautifully adorned with gifts, flowers and lights, this colorful area shows just how important death is to the Mexican people. This year, Xcaret is themed, Feast of the Souls, and is hosting their event beginning October 30.
There is also a Day of the Dead celebration at Sandos Resort. On November 1 and 2, the eco-resort is hotsting two full days of events and activities for both kids and adults that include making your own sugar skull, arts, trick-or-treat crafts, music and even a Catrina parade.
For more information, visit XcalacocoExperience.com.