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To the eyes of outsiders traditional bone cleaning may seem strange or even macabre, but for the people of Pomuch, it is a way to reconnect with their dearly departed and celebrate their ancient ancestry.
With Dia de Los Muertos — or Hanal Pixán, as it is known in Yucatán — just a couple of weeks away. Mérida’s City Hall...
If you want to understand the line-up of the altar, here’s a list of some of the traditional dishes you may encounter.
It is a mixed altar, honoring both adults and minors. For this reason, it is decorated with both black and colored candles, as well as toys. It displays multiple vases with traditional marigolds — cempasúchil flowers, and palms, as well as photos, traditional dishes, and memories from the departed.
The legend details that the dogs carried the souls of the deceased on their backs, helping them cross the city of the dead. However, they could refuse if the traveler had treated dogs badly during their life.
As the weeks continue to fly by, Yucatecos are eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the region’s favorite holidays, Hanal Pixán — Yucatán’s version of Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
In certain municipalities, like Motul and Kanasín, cemeteries started welcoming guests who come to prepare the graves of their deceased.
The news comes as a disappointment for many who thought that a return to yellow on Mexico’s epidemiological traffic light system would mean more of a return to normal for public events.
By Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Day of the Dead might sound like a solemn affair,...
Merida, Yucatan — Hanal Pixan celebrations have become something worth flying to, if you can find a plane ticket. Airfares from Mexico City to Merida,...
Organizers of this year's Paseo de las Ánimas estimate about 57,000 people took to the streets, in a highlight of the city's Day of the Dead festivities.
Actors, students and altars come together Saturday at the Plaza Grande.
As the Day of the Dead approaches, cemeteries in Merida come alive.