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In land of Hanal Pixán, kids still love Halloween

Two celebrations converge soon in Yucatán: The traditional Hanal Pixán, and the more commercial Halloween, and shopkeepers are ready for both.

Paseo de las Ánimas will be high point of festival

The Paseo de las Ánimas procession, kicking off the Day of the Dead, returns on Friday, Oct. 28, bringing tens of thousands of people to the street.

Sweets on the streets as holidays near

An altar for Hanal Pixan needs sweets and flowers, and vendors are ready.

Día de los Muertos is alive in Mérida

The Day of the Dead is anything but a dour affair. Celebrated Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 throughout Mexico, in Yucatán it's called Hanal Pixán.

Paseo de las Ánimas surges in popularity

The 2014 Paseo de las Ánimas drew 40,000 people, twice as many people as last year, Merida city officials announced yesterday.

A good day to visit the dead

Three guided tours of the colorful, massively expressive General Cemetery are part of tomorrow's elaborate and festive Paseo de la ánimas to mark Hanal Pixán.