One of the most popular traditions in Mexico is about to be celebrated, the Day of the Dead, and in various parts of the country various activities are already being prepared, such as in Mérida with the Festival of the Souls.
The Animas Festival, in Mérida, will be celebrated from October 24 to November 2 and various events will be held so that locals and travelers can take part and learn more about this Mexican tradition.
Among the activities that will be held are the Paseo de las Ánimas, guided tours of the cemetery, musical events, offerings, the catrina parade, among many more.
The Animas Festival will begin on October 24, at the Olimpo Cultural Center, with the presentation of the photographic exhibition U K’iinil Finados (The Day of the Dead)by artist Alejandro Poot Molina, which deals with the traditions of Yucatecan society on the Day of the Dead.
This event commemorates the Hanal Pixán (commode of the souls), a tradition of the Mayan people that is carried out to remember in a special way loved ones who went ahead on the eternal journey.
Hanal PIxán is a special event for the bereaved of the deceased, as it is said that on these days, from October 31 to November 2, the souls “receive permission” to visit their relatives.
If you want to know more about this event and the activities that will take place, we recommend visiting the official page of the Animas Festival.