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XCARET LIFE AND DEATH TRADITIONS FESTIVAL 2019


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Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Xcaret Banda

Banda Xcaret

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Xcaret Banda

The Xcaret Banda was created in the year 2000 under the guidance of Master Manuel Cervantes (+) with 30 musicians that will make you dance to their rhythm. Hear their tunes performed with instruments such as tuba, euphonium, trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, saxhorns, transversal flute, trombones, and percussions.

30 min

Main Entrance

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

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Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

Paint your face as life and death, with fine details and great skills! How about as a candy skull? Yes! That is what this Mexicant tradition is made of.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Potosino Selfies

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Potosino Selfies

On this occasion, show your head and make funny faces or reach with your arms in this beautiful offering for the souls that visit us from San Luis Potosí.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Move Their Teeth!

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Move Their Teeth!

A fun game for the little ones that has a main character the teeth of a skinny skeleton!

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

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Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

A whole new challenge it will be,
for us to see how much you breathe
and to the underworld you’ll leave!
Nine stages you must blow through, to get Xibalbá into your dead man’s reach.

Cada 15 min hasta las 9:00 pm / Every 15 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Gran Cruz Hill

Cerrito Gran Cruz

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Gran Cruz Hill

A hill in the Hacienda courtyard guards the cross and its giant masks. At the foot of it, you can light up a candle to guide the souls of those who had departed.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Find the Little Devils

Cuarto de los Niños

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Find the Little Devils

Open your ears and widen your eyes!
For what you are about to discover, is loved even by lice!
You must find from within a thousand Mexican toys, the little devils
like those of Xantolo.

Hasta las 9:00 pm (cada 15 min) / until 9:00 pm (every 15 min)

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Little Cemetery

Guardianes del Real

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Little Cemetery

Funny tales about the Day of the Dead tradition based on the stories from Real de Catorce. Why do little boys and girls are guardians of this ancient town? Come meet them, and they will tell you why!

Cada 20 min hasta las 9:00 pm / Every 20 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Mexican Cemetery

Cementerio Mexicano

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Mexican Cemetery

Located at the Mayan Village, this place is full of the aromas and shades of marigold flowers and candles that decorate the tombstones to receive the dead. Amidst smells, colors and epitaphs, both living and dead tour around this Bridge to Paradise.

Permanente / Permanent

Mexican Cemetery

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

United for the Music

Trio Alwa Tam

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United for the Music

Enjoy the Huasteca tunes by a trio from San Luis Potosí which performs original rhymes in their native language: Tenek.

30 min

Kiosk

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos Parade

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Xantolitos Parade

Join the Xantolitos in a parade departing from the Voladores Pole to reach the Interactive Hacienda. Along traditional tunes, be part of this festivity which is typical at the Potosino Huasteca region.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

The Brides of My Village

Ballet Folclórico Quinto Sol

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The Brides of My Village

Quinto Sol folk group and the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Polifacetic Orchestra get together to perform this story of the brides at the Yucatan Peninsula. A wedding and a party where both living and dead are special guests.

25 min

Esplanade

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

Read more

The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

Read more

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

Read more

Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Join the most famous characters from the Huehues: the Death, the Devil, and the Grandpas. Discover how the traditional Potosino dances approach the living and the dead through a satire.

55 min

Ballgame Court

The Souls of the Hangmen

Teatro Comunitario Jotsuu'k

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The Souls of the Hangmen

Maya people at Quintana Roo know that at Tihosuco town there was a time when settlers, both men and women, hanged themselves to end their lives. The way to end with this fatal choice was to whip the person 13 times to keep the devil from taking their souls with him. Tihosuco Theater Group shares the Day of the Dead stories and traditions.

30 min

Main Plaza

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

Read more

El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

Read more

For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

Read more

Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

Read more

The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

The Funeral: Music and Theater

Producciones Che y Moche

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The Funeral: Music and Theater

A band of gypsy musicians invites the audience to join the funeral of their grandfather Dimitri. An easygoing plot will grow into a mess full of unbelievable situations. This funeral will be an unforgettable party along with explosive characters, musical virtuosity, and interaction with the audience.

60 min

Open Theater

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

The Souls of the Hangmen

Teatro Comunitario Jotsuu'k

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The Souls of the Hangmen

Maya people at Quintana Roo know that at Tihosuco town there was a time when settlers, both men and women, hanged themselves to end their lives. The way to end with this fatal choice was to whip the person 13 times to keep the devil from taking their souls with him. Tihosuco Theater Group shares the Day of the Dead stories and traditions.

30 min

Main Plaza

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Fusion Blues

Monroy Blues

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Fusion Blues

A band from the Huasteca Potosina that mixes blues with other musical genres such as jazz and cumbia, plus the typical style of the region, the huapango.

40 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Potosino Tradition and Celebration

Ballet Folclórico Media Luna

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Potosino Tradition and Celebration

A typical dance depicts the Huasteca and Middle regions from San Luis Potosí that makes us experience their traditions, rituals, celebrations, and dances.

40 min

Open Theater

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

You Like It & You Know It

Juan Tenzo y los Palos de Durango

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You Like It & You Know It

A musical show from the northern region of San Luis Potosí, which is a blend between jazz and Norteño. Since the Northwest is also Mexico, and Mexico is also at the North, join us!

45 min

Main Plaza

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

The Brides of My Village

Ballet Folclórico Quinto Sol

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The Brides of My Village

Quinto Sol folk group and the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Polifacetic Orchestra get together to perform this story of the brides at the Yucatan Peninsula. A wedding and a party where both living and dead are special guests.

25 min

Esplanade

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Charlotte Catrina

Erik de Luna

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Charlotte Catrina

Wearing the gala dress of the Imperial portrait, the spirit of Charlotte “Empress of Mexico” return from beyond as a Catrina, looking for her beloved Maximilian I. Help her to find him and listen to the love letters, thoughts and craziness that need to be delivered before her time is done.

50 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Potosino Aquarela

Acuarela Potosina

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Potosino Aquarela

A Symphonic Concert that will take you through a musical journey across different regions of San Luis Potosí while taking the most representative elements of each. Musicians will play the memorable tunes that made history in both music and literature.

60 min

Open Theater

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Erik de Luna

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Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Death appears dressed as a bride full of details and decorative elements. In this tragic-comedy monologue, the Catrina will tell us about personal relationships, engagement, and marriage, plus how we care for our beloved and the grief upon loss. Everything to make the audience remember those who left this world already but will never be forgotten.

50 min

Ballgame Court

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Xcaret Banda

Banda Xcaret

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Xcaret Banda

The Xcaret Banda was created in the year 2000 under the guidance of Master Manuel Cervantes (+) with 30 musicians that will make you dance to their rhythm. Hear their tunes performed with instruments such as tuba, euphonium, trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, saxhorns, transversal flute, trombones, and percussions.

30 min

Main Entrance

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

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Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

Paint your face as life and death, with fine details and great skills! How about as a candy skull? Yes! That is what this Mexicant tradition is made of.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Potosino Selfies

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Potosino Selfies

On this occasion, show your head and make funny faces or reach with your arms in this beautiful offering for the souls that visit us from San Luis Potosí.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Move Their Teeth!

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Move Their Teeth!

A fun game for the little ones that has a main character the teeth of a skinny skeleton!

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

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Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

A whole new challenge it will be,
for us to see how much you breathe
and to the underworld you’ll leave!
Nine stages you must blow through, to get Xibalbá into your dead man’s reach.

Cada 15 min hasta las 9:00 pm / Every 15 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Gran Cruz Hill

Cerrito Gran Cruz

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Gran Cruz Hill

A hill in the Hacienda courtyard guards the cross and its giant masks. At the foot of it, you can light up a candle to guide the souls of those who had departed.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Find the Little Devils

Cuarto de los Niños

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Find the Little Devils

Open your ears and widen your eyes!
For what you are about to discover, is loved even by lice!
You must find from within a thousand Mexican toys, the little devils
like those of Xantolo.

Hasta las 9:00 pm (cada 15 min) / until 9:00 pm (every 15 min)

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Little Cemetery

Guardianes del Real

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Little Cemetery

Funny tales about the Day of the Dead tradition based on the stories from Real de Catorce. Why do little boys and girls are guardians of this ancient town? Come meet them, and they will tell you why!

Cada 20 min hasta las 9:00 pmEvery 20 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Mexican Cemetery

Cementerio Mexicano

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Mexican Cemetery

Located at the Mayan Village, this place is full of the aromas and shades of marigold flowers and candles that decorate the tombstones to receive the dead. Amidst smells, colors and epitaphs, both living and dead tour around this Bridge to Paradise.

Permanente / Permanent

Mexican Cemetery

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

United for the Music

Trio Alwa Tam

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United for the Music

Enjoy the Huasteca tunes by a trio from San Luis Potosí which performs original rhymes in their native language: Tenek.

30 min

Kiosk

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos Parade

Xcaret presenta:

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Xantolitos Parade

Join the Xantolitos in a parade departing from the Voladores Pole to reach the Interactive Hacienda. Along traditional tunes, be part of this festivity which is typical at the Potosino Huasteca region.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

The Brides of My Village

Ballet Folclórico Quinto Sol

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The Brides of My Village

Quinto Sol folk group and the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Polifacetic Orchestra get together to perform this story of the brides at the Yucatan Peninsula. A wedding and a party where both living and dead are special guests.

25 min

Esplanade

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Join the most famous characters from the Huehues: the Death, the Devil, and the Grandpas. Discover how the traditional Potosino dances approach the living and the dead through a satire.

55 min

Ballgame Court

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Souls of the Hangmen

Teatro Comunitario Jotsuu'k

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The Souls of the Hangmen

Maya people at Quintana Roo know that at Tihosuco town there was a time when settlers, both men and women, hanged themselves to end their lives. The way to end with this fatal choice was to whip the person 13 times to keep the devil from taking their souls with him. Tihosuco Theater Group shares the Day of the Dead stories and traditions.

30 min

Main Plaza

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

Read more

Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

Read more

The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

The Funeral: Music and Theater

Producciones Che y Moche

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The Funeral: Music and Theater

A band of gypsy musicians invites the audience to join the funeral of their grandfather Dimitri. An easygoing plot will grow into a mess full of unbelievable situations. This funeral will be an unforgettable party along with explosive characters, musical virtuosity, and interaction with the audience.

60 min

Open Theater

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

Read more

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

Read more

Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

Read more

Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

Read more

Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

Read more

The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

Read more

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

Read more

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

The Souls of the Hangmen

Teatro Comunitario Jotsuu'k

Read more

The Souls of the Hangmen

Maya people at Quintana Roo know that at Tihosuco town there was a time when settlers, both men and women, hanged themselves to end their lives. The way to end with this fatal choice was to whip the person 13 times to keep the devil from taking their souls with him. Tihosuco Theater Group shares the Day of the Dead stories and traditions.

30 min

Main Plaza

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

Read more

El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

Read more

For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

Read more

Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

Read more

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

Read more

Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

Read more

Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Fusion Blues

Monroy Blues

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Fusion Blues

A band from the Huasteca Potosina that mixes blues with other musical genres such as jazz and cumbia, plus the typical style of the region, the huapango.

40 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Brides of My Village

Ballet Folclórico Quinto Sol

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The Brides of My Village

Quinto Sol folk group and the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Polifacetic Orchestra get together to perform this story of the brides at the Yucatan Peninsula. A wedding and a party where both living and dead are special guests.

25 min

Esplanade

Potosino Tradition and Celebration

Ballet Folclórico Media Luna

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Potosino Tradition and Celebration

A typical dance depicts the Huasteca and Middle regions from San Luis Potosí that makes us experience their traditions, rituals, celebrations, and dances.

40 min

Open Theater

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

You Like It & You Know It

Juan Tenzo y los Palos de Durango

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You Like It & You Know It

A musical show from the northern region of San Luis Potosí, which is a blend between jazz and Norteño. Since the Northwest is also Mexico, and Mexico is also at the North, join us!

45 min

Main Plaza

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Charlotte Catrina

Erik de Luna

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Charlotte Catrina

Wearing the gala dress of the Imperial portrait, the spirit of Charlotte “Empress of Mexico” return from beyond as a Catrina, looking for her beloved Maximilian I. Help her to find him and listen to the love letters, thoughts and craziness that need to be delivered before her time is done.

50 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Potosino Aquarela

Acuarela Potosina

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Potosino Aquarela

A Symphonic Concert that will take you through a musical journey across different regions of San Luis Potosí while taking the most representative elements of each. Musicians will play the memorable tunes that made history in both music and literature.

60 min

Open Theater

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Erik de Luna

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Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Death appears dressed as a bride full of details and decorative elements. In this tragic-comedy monologue, the Catrina will tell us about personal relationships, engagement, and marriage, plus how we care for our beloved and the grief upon loss. Everything to make the audience remember those who left this world already but will never be forgotten.

50 min

Ballgame Court

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Xcaret Banda

Banda Xcaret

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Xcaret Banda

The Xcaret Banda was created in the year 2000 under the guidance of Master Manuel Cervantes (+) with 30 musicians that will make you dance to their rhythm. Hear their tunes performed with instruments such as tuba, euphonium, trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, saxhorns, transversal flute, trombones, and percussions.

30 min

Main Entrance

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

Xcaret presenta:

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Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

Paint your face as life and death, with fine details and great skills! How about as a candy skull? Yes! That is what this Mexicant tradition is made of.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Potosino Selfies

Xcaret presenta:

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Potosino Selfies

On this occasion, show your head and make funny faces or reach with your arms in this beautiful offering for the souls that visit us from San Luis Potosí.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Move Their Teeth!

Xcaret presenta:

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Move Their Teeth!

A fun game for the little ones that has a main character the teeth of a skinny skeleton!

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

Xcaret presenta:

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Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

A whole new challenge it will be,
for us to see how much you breathe
and to the underworld you’ll leave!
Nine stages you must blow through, to get Xibalbá into your dead man’s reach.

Cada 15 min hasta las 9:00 pm / Every 15 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Gran Cruz Hill

Cerrito Gran Cruz

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Gran Cruz Hill

A hill in the Hacienda courtyard guards the cross and its giant masks. At the foot of it, you can light up a candle to guide the souls of those who had departed.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Find the Little Devils

Cuarto de los Niños

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Find the Little Devils

Open your ears and widen your eyes!
For what you are about to discover, is loved even by lice!
You must find from within a thousand Mexican toys, the little devils
like those of Xantolo.

Hasta las 9:00 pm (cada 15 min) / until 9:00 pm (every 15 min)

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Little Cemetery

Guardianes del Real

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Little Cemetery

Funny tales about the Day of the Dead tradition based on the stories from Real de Catorce. Why do little boys and girls are guardians of this ancient town? Come meet them, and they will tell you why!

Cada 20 min hasta las 9:00 pmEvery 20 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Mexican Cemetery

Cementerio Mexicano

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Mexican Cemetery

Located at the Mayan Village, this place is full of the aromas and shades of marigold flowers and candles that decorate the tombstones to receive the dead. Amidst smells, colors and epitaphs, both living and dead tour around this Bridge to Paradise.

Permanente / Permanent

Mexican Cemetery

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

United for the Music

Trio Alwa Tam

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United for the Music

Enjoy the Huasteca tunes by a trio from San Luis Potosí which performs original rhymes in their native language: Tenek.

30 min

Kiosk

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos Parade

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Xantolitos Parade

Join the Xantolitos in a parade departing from the Voladores Pole to reach the Interactive Hacienda. Along traditional tunes, be part of this festivity which is typical at the Potosino Huasteca region.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

All Saints' Catholic Mass

Monseñor Pedro Pablo Elizondo

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All Saints' Catholic Mass

A traditional Mexican Catholic mass to celebrate All Saints’ Day, lead by his Most Reverend Excellency, Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo, Bishop of the Cancun – Chetumal Prelature, and by his Reverend, P. Fernando Rodríguez Martínez.

60 min

Esplanade

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Ballet Folclórico Tumben Lol

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Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Tumben Lol folk group from Felipe Carrillo Puerto will tell us, through dance, the story of two hearts and how there are no obstacles that can tear them apart. This love story features the Trova tunes from the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.

25 min

Esplanade

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Join the most famous characters from the Huehues: the Death, the Devil, and the Grandpas. Discover how the traditional Potosino dances approach the living and the dead through a satire.

55 min

Ballgame Court

Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

Gpo. Ilusionarte

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Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

At the town of Kantunilkín, Mrs. Lina and her closest friends are getting ready for the arrival of the All Souls’ Day. However, her husband Casimiro, who does not believe in these traditions, will get a valuable lesson when the souls come to visit him, leaving him face to face with the Catrina. In order to save him, Mrs. Lina will need the guidance of a witch doctor who will help her find him.

30 min

Main Plaza

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

The Funeral: Music and Theater

Producciones Che y Moche

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The Funeral: Music and Theater

A band of gypsy musicians invites the audience to join the funeral of their grandfather Dimitri. An easygoing plot will grow into a mess full of unbelievable situations. This funeral will be an unforgettable party along with explosive characters, musical virtuosity, and interaction with the audience.

60 min

Open Theater

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

Read more

Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

Read more

Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

Read more

The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

Gpo. Ilusionarte

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Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

At the town of Kantunilkín, Mrs. Lina and her closest friends are getting ready for the arrival of the All Souls’ Day. However, her husband Casimiro, who does not believe in these traditions, will get a valuable lesson when the souls come to visit him, leaving him face to face with the Catrina. In order to save him, Mrs. Lina will need the guidance of a witch doctor who will help her find him.

30 min

Main Plaza

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Fusion Blues

Monroy Blues

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Fusion Blues

A band from the Huasteca Potosina that mixes blues with other musical genres such as jazz and cumbia, plus the typical style of the region, the huapango.

40 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

Read more

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

Read more

Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

Read more

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Potosino Tradition and Celebration

Ballet Folclórico Media Luna

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Potosino Tradition and Celebration

A typical dance depicts the Huasteca and Middle regions from San Luis Potosí that makes us experience their traditions, rituals, celebrations, and dances.

40 min

Open Theater

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

You Like It & You Know It

Juan Tenzo y los Palos de Durango

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You Like It & You Know It

A musical show from the northern region of San Luis Potosí, which is a blend between jazz and Norteño. Since the Northwest is also Mexico, and Mexico is also at the North, join us!

45 min

Main Plaza

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Ballet Folclórico Tumben Lol

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Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Tumben Lol folk group from Felipe Carrillo Puerto will tell us, through dance, the story of two hearts and how there are no obstacles that can tear them apart. This love story features the Trova tunes from the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.

25 min

Esplanade

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Charlotte Catrina

Erik de Luna

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Charlotte Catrina

Wearing the gala dress of the Imperial portrait, the spirit of Charlotte “Empress of Mexico” return from beyond as a Catrina, looking for her beloved Maximilian I. Help her to find him and listen to the love letters, thoughts and craziness that need to be delivered before her time is done.

50 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

The Funeral: Music and Theater

Producciones Che y Moche

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The Funeral: Music and Theater

A band of gypsy musicians invites the audience to join the funeral of their grandfather Dimitri. An easygoing plot will grow into a mess full of unbelievable situations. This funeral will be an unforgettable party along with explosive characters, musical virtuosity, and interaction with the audience.

60 min

Open Theater

Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Erik de Luna

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Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Death appears dressed as a bride full of details and decorative elements. In this tragic-comedy monologue, the Catrina will tell us about personal relationships, engagement, and marriage, plus how we care for our beloved and the grief upon loss. Everything to make the audience remember those who left this world already but will never be forgotten.

50 min

Ballgame Court

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Los Ángeles Azules

Los Ángeles Azules

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Los Ángeles Azules

Many believe that the pathway to heaven is through dance. Los Ángeles Azules is a cumbia-style band founded by four out of the eight siblings of the Mejía Avante family. Since 1983, this band grew popular in several Latin American countries and large areas of the United States. They have recorded with over 200 artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Fito Páez, Aleks Syntek, and Miguel Bosé, among others.

90 min

Gran Tlachco Theater

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Xcaret Banda

Banda Xcaret

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Xcaret Banda

The Xcaret Banda was created in the year 2000 under the guidance of Master Manuel Cervantes (+) with 30 musicians that will make you dance to their rhythm. Hear their tunes performed with instruments such as tuba, euphonium, trumpets, saxophones, clarinets, saxhorns, transversal flute, trombones, and percussions.

30 min

Main Entrance

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

Xcaret presenta:

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Paint Yourself as a Mején Pixán

Paint your face as life and death, with fine details and great skills! How about as a candy skull? Yes! That is what this Mexicant tradition is made of.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Potosino Selfies

Xcaret presenta:

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Potosino Selfies

On this occasion, show your head and make funny faces or reach with your arms in this beautiful offering for the souls that visit us from San Luis Potosí.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Move Their Teeth!

Xcaret presenta:

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Move Their Teeth!

A fun game for the little ones that has a main character the teeth of a skinny skeleton!

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

Xcaret presenta:

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Blow Away 'till Xibalbá!

A whole new challenge it will be,
for us to see how much you breathe
and to the underworld you’ll leave!
Nine stages you must blow through, to get Xibalbá into your dead man’s reach.

Cada 15 min hasta las 9:00 pm / Every 15 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Gran Cruz Hill

Cerrito Gran Cruz

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Gran Cruz Hill

A hill in the Hacienda courtyard guards the cross and its giant masks. At the foot of it, you can light up a candle to guide the souls of those who had departed.

hasta las 10:00 pm / to 10:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Find the Little Devils

Cuarto de los Niños

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Find the Little Devils

Open your ears and widen your eyes!
For what you are about to discover, is loved even by lice!
You must find from within a thousand Mexican toys, the little devils
like those of Xantolo.

Hasta las 9:00 pm (cada 15 min) / until 9:00 pm (every 15 min)

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Little Cemetery

Guardianes del Real

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Little Cemetery

Funny tales about the Day of the Dead tradition based on the stories from Real de Catorce. Why do little boys and girls are guardians of this ancient town? Come meet them, and they will tell you why!

Cada 20 min hasta las 9:00 pmEvery 20 min until 9:00 pm

Hacienda Henequenera

Mexican Cemetery

Cementerio Mexicano

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Mexican Cemetery

Located at the Mayan Village, this place is full of the aromas and shades of marigold flowers and candles that decorate the tombstones to receive the dead. Amidst smells, colors and epitaphs, both living and dead tour around this Bridge to Paradise.

Permanente / Permanent

Mexican Cemetery

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

United for the Music

Trio Alwa Tam

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United for the Music

Enjoy the Huasteca tunes by a trio from San Luis Potosí which performs original rhymes in their native language: Tenek.

30 min

Kiosk

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

Read more

For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Ballet Folclórico Tumben Lol

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Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Tumben Lol folk group from Felipe Carrillo Puerto will tell us, through dance, the story of two hearts and how there are no obstacles that can tear them apart. This love story features the Trova tunes from the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.

25 min

Esplanade

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo San Luis Potosí Ensemble

Join the most famous characters from the Huehues: the Death, the Devil, and the Grandpas. Discover how the traditional Potosino dances approach the living and the dead through a satire.

55 min

Ballgame Court

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

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Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

Gpo. Ilusionarte

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Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

At the town of Kantunilkín, Mrs. Lina and her closest friends are getting ready for the arrival of the All Souls’ Day. However, her husband Casimiro, who does not believe in these traditions, will get a valuable lesson when the souls come to visit him, leaving him face to face with the Catrina. In order to save him, Mrs. Lina will need the guidance of a witch doctor who will help her find him.

30 min

Main Plaza

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

The Funeral: Music and Theater

Producciones Che y Moche

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The Funeral: Music and Theater

A band of gypsy musicians invites the audience to join the funeral of their grandfather Dimitri. An easygoing plot will grow into a mess full of unbelievable situations. This funeral will be an unforgettable party along with explosive characters, musical virtuosity, and interaction with the audience.

60 min

Open Theater

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

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Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

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Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

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Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

Read more

Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

Read more

The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Tamaletóm Flyers

Voladores de Tamaletóm

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Tamaletóm Flyers

Attend the Flight Ceremony by the Teenek of Tamaletom, also known as the Sparrow Hawks Dance. Courageous, brave men of kind heart execute a beautiful ancestral ritual to contact their gods and ensure the future of their people. These deities include Muxi which is the Lord of the Seas, Maamla the Lord of Thunder, and Miim Tsabaal, our Mother Earth.

30 min

Voladores Pole

Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Producciones Camaleón, Teatro y Títeres

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Marigold, a Ritual to Tribute the Death

Ghost stories told by mysterious not-scary skeletons. The spirits of a driver, a teacher, and the Skull Duet will amuse us with tales from beyond.

30 min

Salón Hacienda

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Music and Dance for Warriors

Jonaz Chichimeca

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Music and Dance for Warriors

To preserve and spread the Jonaz Chichimeca legacy, this ensemble will recreate pre-Hispanic dances performed along the music from typical instruments as Huéhuetl, the Teponaztle, and clay flutes.

25 min

Mayan Village

Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

Gpo. Ilusionarte

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Among Pixanes, Altars and Rituals

At the town of Kantunilkín, Mrs. Lina and her closest friends are getting ready for the arrival of the All Souls’ Day. However, her husband Casimiro, who does not believe in these traditions, will get a valuable lesson when the souls come to visit him, leaving him face to face with the Catrina. In order to save him, Mrs. Lina will need the guidance of a witch doctor who will help her find him.

30 min

Main Plaza

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Fantastic Stories

Cía Teatro La Plaza

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Fantastic Stories

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer is a poet escaping from his own death for 149 years as he refuses not to be in this world. Convinced that creativity and poetry lets us travel in time, Bécquer will ask for children’s help since all kids are poets, according to him. Together, they will start a dizzy journey in time through three of his works. Only this way, he will be able to leave this world and let his legacy live along with everybody that went on this adventure with him.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Topada

Trio Alwa Tam

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Topada

Witness the most representative musical-poetry band battle from the Huasteca region between two huapango arribeño representatives. Delight with the great musicians’ improvisations that will be unforgettable.

30 min

Esplanade

Fusion Blues

Monroy Blues

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Fusion Blues

A band from the Huasteca Potosina that mixes blues with other musical genres such as jazz and cumbia, plus the typical style of the region, the huapango.

40 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The Atole Creator

Lorena Álvarez

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The Atole Creator

Surrealist tales from San Luis Potosí related by the Atole Inventor herself, a beautiful figure created by the artist Leonora Carrington and performed by a great narrator. Who was this woman that creates death and dreams? Where did she live? What did she do? Where are her several art pieces?

40 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

Read more

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

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Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

Read more

Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Ballet Folclórico Tumben Lol

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Nor Sea or Death Can't Separate Us

Tumben Lol folk group from Felipe Carrillo Puerto will tell us, through dance, the story of two hearts and how there are no obstacles that can tear them apart. This love story features the Trova tunes from the states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.

25 min

Esplanade

Potosino Tradition and Celebration

Ballet Folclórico Media Luna

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Potosino Tradition and Celebration

A typical dance depicts the Huasteca and Middle regions from San Luis Potosí that makes us experience their traditions, rituals, celebrations, and dances.

40 min

Open Theater

Matlachines Dance

Comparsa Xantolo

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Matlachines Dance

Between the melodies of the violin and the drum beats, Matlachines wear elaborate and colorful clothing while dancing, pledging, celebrating their saints, and joining their beloved who passed away.

25 min

Main Plaza

You Like It & You Know It

Juan Tenzo y los Palos de Durango

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You Like It & You Know It

A musical show from the northern region of San Luis Potosí, which is a blend between jazz and Norteño. Since the Northwest is also Mexico, and Mexico is also at the North, join us!

45 min

Main Plaza

Huasteco Huapango

Trío Xochipitzáhuatl

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Huasteco Huapango

Three women on an ensemble proudly perform the traditional Huasteco sounds. Together, they will make this musical show a delight for Huapango enthusiasts.

30 min

Esplanade

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

The Tune of a Street Vendor

Compañía Colonche Cabaret

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The Tune of a Street Vendor

The street market is a microcosm and a metaphor of the country’s social reality: nowadays divided and with violence, where everything is for sale. A vendor and her bruised tomatoes, a cilantro branch to keep bullets away, and the indifference of a nation where nothing happens at all. A drama which is played along with Huasteca huapango tunes narrated by the street vendors of the Tangamanga market that will strike you with reality.

With the Alwa Tam Trio as special guest.

30 min

La Isla Forum

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

Read more

For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

Read more

Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

Read more

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Huazzteco

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Tracks from Beyond Jazz

Listen to traditional Mexican music that includes jazz elements and a bit of Jarocho and Istmeño tunes, plus Northern huapango, and bolero arrangements. An astounding musical proposal with contemporary pieces for jazz enthusiasts plays with sounds of piano, vocals, and double bass.

45 min

Chapel of Guadalupe

Charlotte Catrina

Erik de Luna

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Charlotte Catrina

Wearing the gala dress of the Imperial portrait, the spirit of Charlotte “Empress of Mexico” return from beyond as a Catrina, looking for her beloved Maximilian I. Help her to find him and listen to the love letters, thoughts and craziness that need to be delivered before her time is done.

50 min

La Isla Forum

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Pals

Cía Ciclicus

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Pals

An artist collective at a traveling circus just had a terrible loss: one of the members has passed away. To get along with his absence and mourn him as a group, their fellow artists will offer a tribute of different contemporary circus performances using a carousel that symbolizes change and the everlasting life’s transformation.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Alegres Alebrijes  

Humberto Roque y Elizabeth Mireles

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Alegres Alebrijes  

Discover the fascinating world of alebrijes full of colors and shapes that seemed to be out of a dream.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

Isabel Aguerrebere

Read more

Weeping Women and Cry-Babies...

The visitors will take part in a mortuary ritual starring a shawl. Through different movements inspired in the work by painter Manuel Rodríguez Lozano, the enthusiastic participants will end up dancing to a collective ritual choreography in front of the tomb of his little soul, all accompany by Potosina music.

45 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Between Basements and Swallows

Myrka Camacho y Arturo Chávez

Read more

Between Basements and Swallows

At San Luis Potosí Huasteca, you may find large flocks of swallows and macaws, but also bats! How is this possible? Play and learn about these natural and fantastic places.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Masks and Cardboards

Felipe Arredondo

Read more

Masks and Cardboards

We’ll be painting our own Huehue mask for the Xantolo Potosino party. With lots of paper and color, you’ll become an artist and creator of this emblematic and unique masks.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Give Me Your Shawl!

Gabriel Carteño e Izette Labastida

Read more

Give Me Your Shawl!

Come watch how to start weaving a shawl with an original technique. Artisans will teach you how to knit one for your Mején Pixán altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Xantolitos

Guadalupe Herrera Campeche

Read more

Xantolitos

Xantolos refer to saints, and during the Day of the Dead celebration, dances and masks are made. Create your mask and be part of a troupe! Discover a story remarkably different from the rest in Mexico.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Weave it, Knit it!

Escuela de Rebozo de Santa María del Río

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Weave it, Knit it!

From the beautiful village of Santa María del Río, artisans will teach how they produce shawls. Watch how they weave threads and the right way to use one. Meet some of the best young artisans in the country that will teach you to knit a shawl.

30 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Rhyme Battle

Alejandra Flores

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Rhyme Battle

A Potosino Huasteca tradition is to create rhymable lines. Come with your family or friends and become a Huapango rhymer. Enter the Rhyme Battle and be part of Xantolo, the famous San Luis Potosí celebration.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Museo de Arte Popular y Las Sevillanas

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The San Luis Sevillanas Sweets

Did you know that this tasty and famous recipe of caramel wafers is from San Luis Potosí? Come and prepare these Mexican sweets for the little souls that will be visiting your Day of the Dead altar.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Arribeno Huapango

José Mendoza y los Cazadores de la Sierra

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Arribeno Huapango

Let’s dance with the traditional Arribeno Huapango from the Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí. Delight with music by violins, jarana, and the quinta huapanguera instrument!

30 min

Kiosk

Xcaret Marimba

Marimba Xcaret

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Xcaret Marimba

The marimba will cheer up the living, the dead, and the souls in the audience. The Marimba musicians will execute beautiful songs with enthusiasm along the tour to the Bridge to Paradise Mexican Cemetery at Xcaret.

20 min

Mexican Cemetery

Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Raúl Niño

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Salma Screwed Up... With a Pixán

Just like every other year, Salma Salomé wants to have a reunion at her house to celebrate the Day of the Dead along with her relatives, friends, and neighbors. However, Salma does not know about the two death sisters that have taken her home in order to keep away the living souls and have a great party full of Pixanes.

45 min

Open Theater

Xempa

Compañía Circo Dragón

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Xempa

Among little devils, skulls, and Catrinas, Maria will experience the struggle to survive along alebrijes that will help her to face death.
Through acrobatics, this story shows the Mexican vision on death and its joyful and mysterious celebration full of contrasts that get us in touch with our roots.

50 min

Salón Hacienda

Maya Paax

Grupo Tradicional de Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Maya Paax

This band from Felipe Carrillo Puerto successfully transmits the feelings of a community, proud of their traditions. During festive days and as tradition demands, a band plays Maya Paax, where each tune has a precise moment to be performed.

30 min

Platforms

El Jergas and The Catorce

El Ogarrio

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El Jergas and The Catorce

Discover the secret of the mines in the semidesert zone of San Luis Potosí. Have you ever heard the legend of “El Jergas”? Do you know which secrets he keeps? Why is this mining town called Real de Catorce?

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

For Your Potosino Altar

Laura Guzmán

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For Your Potosino Altar

We all have some hidden creative ability which will be put to the test while creating flowers for your offering. Patiently, young and old will be able to elaborate their own Potosina flowers.

50 min

Hacienda Henequenera

Bury Me with Huapango

Compañía de Danza Xcaret

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Bury Me with Huapango

Xcaret artists and the Chicamoles present this multidisciplinary show that relates the story of Juan el Muerto (John the dead), a man from the Huasteca region famous for his love for huapango tunes. The Potosino dances and the Huasteca rhymes are the best way to narrate the most renowned episodes of our protagonist’s life.

30 min

Esplanade

Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

Alejandra Díaz de Cossío

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Pilgrimage in Search of an Exquisite Corpse

A theatrical tour where you become a pilgrim traveling north to south by magic territories and along with benefactor spirits, warriors, talking jars, and excentric millionaires.

30 min

Xcaret Plus

House of the 9 Spears

Cía. Xipe Totek

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House of the 9 Spears

Pre-Hispanic dances that recreate the way the Maya performed their rituals to tribute death. We will see how the Maya people had self-sacrifice ceremonies and several dances to the Lord of Death, as well. This realistic performance includes characters wearing clothes and masks used on those times.

30 min

Mayan Village

Traditional Charanga

XYATIL

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Traditional Charanga

The traditional Charanga music represents a cultural identity among the Maya communities in our state. A great number of ensembles play during social and religious activities at the Yucatan Peninsula. This music is one of the contemporary Maya culture expressions and an icon of the region.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Xantolo Ensemble

Comparsa Xantolo

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Xantolo Ensemble

Stroll the Xcaret streets along with the Huehues and their traditional Potosino dances that join together both the living and the dead through a satire dance.

30 min

Mexican Cemetery

Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Erik de Luna

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Catrina, the Faithful Bride

Death appears dressed as a bride full of details and decorative elements. In this tragic-comedy monologue, the Catrina will tell us about personal relationships, engagement, and marriage, plus how we care for our beloved and the grief upon loss. Everything to make the audience remember those who left this world already but will never be forgotten.

50 min

Ballgame Court

Bicycle Stories

Daniel Gallo

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Bicycle Stories

A suitcase full of secrets and a bicycle are enough for a fantastic trip to the iconic sites and characters in San Luis Potosí. Discover astounding places such as Real de Catorce, the Witches Route, La Yusca, and much more in this journey where imagination meets the charm of a Mexican story.

30 min

Aqueduct Forum

Los Ángeles Azules

Los Ángeles Azules

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Los Ángeles Azules

Many believe that the pathway to heaven is through dance. Los Ángeles Azules is a cumbia-style band founded by four out of the eight siblings of the Mejía Avante family. Since 1983, this band grew popular in several Latin American countries and large areas of the United States. They have recorded with over 200 artists such as Natalia Lafourcade, Fito Páez, Aleks Syntek, and Miguel Bosé, among others.

90 min

Gran Tlachco Theater