The Mayan celebration of Hanal Pixan takes place around the same time as the Day of the Dead. See what an authentic Hanal Pixan is like. Hanal Pixan in Cancun Although the Spanish tried to convert the natives to Catholicism and institutionalized observance of the Day of the Faithful Departed, the. But, have you heard of the Hanal Pixan? This is how the Maya celebrate their Day of the Dead. The words mean “Comida de las ánimas” or meal for the soul.

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This holiday was originally a fusion of cultures. Many indigenous communities have similar celebrations for the dead like the Maya. When you are in the Riviera Maya you will see the modern holiday of Halloween celebrated and Day of the Piixan. You might want to see this more traditional celebration called Hanal Pixan. This celebration of Hanal Pixan takes people to a small Mayan community where the celebration takes place hznal a large cenote. This not only distances you from the mass tourism on the coast but transports you to a magical place.

A better location could not be had. Anyone looking for a special cultural activity should plan on attending.

We wanted to show you in a visual way just how magical of a location and how beautifully the people of this Mayan village decorate for this event. Many people that come to the Riviera Maya never get haanal fully taste Mayan cuisine.

There are not even a lot of restaurants in Playa Del Carmen that serve Yucatecan food.

Yucatan’s Hanal Pixan: How It Differs from The Day of the Dead in other parts of Mexico

Pixzn tour gives you a good opportunity to experience local Mayan food. Hanxl was one menu that they served:. This company works with local Mayan communities to promote cultural and ecotourism. Much preparation goes into this once a year event. The Mayan community cooks, decorates the cenote and prepares for visitors to come to the town. Much pride and joy is taken by the community as they welcome visitors to observe the traditions and culture they have. Everyone from the community elders to the young children partake.


On the day Hanal Pixan is celebrated, allTOURnative guides take small groups around to see the alters and makes sure everyone gets from the cenote to the dinning area.

The guides hnal help serve the meal and then guide people to the busses. This is a great deal for a half day tour and dinner! We really recommend people experience this. If you are planning to be in the area during piixan time October November 2 this pixwn something you should plan on attending. For this event might be held on two different days because it is getting so well known. This will still keep the experience intimate for those that attend.

Have you been to see this Hanal Pixan celebration before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below. This looks like a beautiful festival. I want to go next year for sure. So sorry I have been missing it. Your video is good at showing what it is like. Yes, this looks like an amazing experience, and I plan on being in Puerto Morelos for Dia de les Muertos in Thank you for bringing it to my attention with your beautiful video.

We love letting nanal know about the interesting things in the area.

5 Traditions to Celebrate “Hanal Pixan”, Mayan Day of the Dead | Yucatan Holidays

If you get a chance to go next year we really recommend it. It might be two days or rather there will be two options for people next year. I missed this last year and want to make it this year. Do you know what dates they will do this celebration? I so want to bring my family here. We will post it when we get it.

We hope you can go this year. It is really special. I want to do your tour in ; Nov. What date will it be and how can I sign up.

What is an authentic Mayan Hanal Pixan celebration like?

This tour is set up by allTOURnative tours. They usually announce the date around late September. We have asked then in the past to give the dates further in advance since people like to plan their vacations. You could contact them and see if they can give you and idea when it will happen in The listed phone number of is no longer working, and their chat line has nit been ooen.


Hanal Pixán, Yucatecan “Dia de Muertos”: The Altar is heart of the festivity – The Yucatan Times

How can I pxan We checked with them today to make sure they were nanal. We will try to get another contact number or email for you. Are you calling that number from the United States?

You can leave a message via the chat box also. Do you know if there is any public transport from Centro Maya to the center of Playa del Carmen around There are public busses that leave from the Centro Maya mall but not sure how many there are at that time.

There is a movie theater there so there still might be some people looking for a bus. Alternatively taxis will be around there.

I would like to know on what dates will this activity take place and times. Also how will transportation work since I will be staying in Akumal.

Please let me know as soon as possible. It would require you getting to Playa Del Carmen for the pick up location and it does arrive back to Playa later in the evening so you would have to plan on getting back to your hotel around 11 pm or later. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Shaman during the Hanal Pixan ceremony. Traditional Mayan food served for Hanal Pixan.

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