Day of the Dead

Information about the Day of the Dead, a Mexican tradition celebrated on November 1 and 2 to honor the memory of the dead.

Hanal Pixan Mexico

Hanal Pixan

Hanal Pixan is a custom that dates back to before the arrival of the Spaniards, as much as the existence of Palenque, Montealban, or Jaina, a Mayan necropolis in Campeche. According to tradition, the souls of the departed wander the earth from October 31 to November 2 to experience once a year the comforts and pleasures they enjoyed during their earthly life

Hanal Pixan Altar Elements

Altar Hanal Pixan

The table was made by the Maya during the period of colonial evangelization with branches of the X’colonché plant and the four forks were made from the wood of the kivis tree (they did not use nails, as they thought that the deceased would be hurt and would not want to approach the table if it had nails or wires).

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