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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.
Everywhere you went you could not but overhear the conversations of spectators, all making the same observation: that it was so great to see so much color and life on Mérida’s streets again.
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.
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.
El Paseo de las Ánimas, the wildly popular street procession that marks Hanal Pixán, or Day of the Dead on Nov. 2, is dead...
More than 67,000 costumed face-painted people took part in this year's Paseo de las Ánimas.
Merida, Yucatan — Hanal Pixan celebrations have become something worth flying to, if you can find a plane ticket. Airfares from Mexico City to Merida,...
A yearly tradition for 10 years now, thousands of souls took a long, candlelit walk from the General Cemetery to the San Juan Arch.
Wednesday's Paseo de las Ánimas, which in recent years attracted tens of thousands of participants, requires several road closures hours before the procession begins.
The Camino de las Flores, a floral exhibition that transforms a city street into a colorful flower path, returns Sunday, Oct. 28, in time for Hanal Pixan.
With Hanal Pixan approaching, the General Cemetery is visited by friends and family of the departed who are buried amid its colorful jumble of modest and grandiose tombs.
The Festival de las Ánimas (Festival of Souls) 2018, which will be held from Oct. 24 to 31, celebrates Yucatán's unique take on the Day of the Dead.
The Camino de Flores, a flower trail that overtakes an entire city street in Mejorada, is back with a seasonal theme.
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.
Flights for the upcoming weekends from Mexico City to the Yucatecan capital are packed.
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