The city of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, will come alive as it celebrates the Grupo Xcaret’s Festival of Live & Death Traditions October 30 to November 4.
This is the 16 year that the festival has taken place in this coastal resort town along the Yucatan Peninsula, and will this y ear honor the state of Tlaxcala, highlighting its traditions and the cultural richness of Mexico. Tlaxcala is considered to be the birthplace of Mexico.
More than 50,000 visitors are expected to attend one of several locations that the festival will be held: Xcaret Park, Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Hotel Xcaret Arte and at the City Theater in Playa del Carmen. The lineup of activities for families to enjoy includes culinary experiences, workshops, altars, murals, concerts, dances, puppet shows, art exhibitions, and theatrical presentations created by local artists.
One of the most-anticipated events is the return of the gala concert at the great Tlachco with the presentation of a project that unites two national musical legends: “TOUR La Vecindad Santanera”, a spectacle that will have everyone dancing to a fusion of rhythms such as danzón, mambo, cha cha cha and cumbia along with rock, ska and other traditional influences from Mexican music that make up La Sonora Santanera of Carlos Colorado, Maldita Vecindad and Hijos del 5º Patio.
General pre-sale tickets will be available from September 1 through September 30, while regular ticket sales will take place from October 1 through November 2, in the official website www.festivaldevidaymuerte.com/en/.
“It is an honor to present the 16th annual Festival of Life & Death Traditions to not only share Mexican traditions with the world but to be a symbol of and leave a legacy for the community of Quintana Roo,” says Leticia Aguerrebere, festival director.