Festival of Life and Death Traditions 2019
The 2019 edition of the Festival of Life and Death Traditions greets San Luis Potosí as the guest of honor. Be part of the 14th edition and approach the costumes and traditions of this remarkable Mexican state and the special festivity of Xantolo from the Huasteca area.
From October 30th to November 2nd, welcome the souls who have already departed. Join the celebration!
After a year of hard work, Xcaret is once again prepared to receive different artistic expressions. Take a journey along the Day of the Dead traditions where each artist exposes their specific point of view of this extraordinary Mexican holiday.
Folkloric ballet, pre-Hispanic and contemporary dance presentations, rituals and festivity choreographies.
Circus theater, puppets, community and regional theater, are some of the presentations to attend at the 2019 edition. There will be artists from the Mexican states of San Luis Potosi, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Queretaro, and even from overseas like Peru and Spain.
In the music section, there will be San Luis Potosi artists playing classic tunes from the Huasteca region or fusion, plus Spain’s special guests and some traditional music from the Yucatan Peninsula. The Gala Concerts at the festival’s 14th edition will have Los Ángeles Azules onstage.
Exhibitions and workshops:
Visit the altar exhibition area and the culinary demonstration that offers the most delicious dishes from San Luis Potosi and Quintana Roo. Also, you can visit interactive workshops and photograph, paint, and drawings exhibitions.
During the 14th edition, Xcaret welcomes Los Ángeles Azules as a special guest. This cumbia ensemble with over three decades of success will be playing at the best scenario in Riviera Maya: Gran Tlachco
Dance with the joyful rhythms and their greatest hits that are part of the Mexican culture and has grown popular in several Latin American countries and the United States, as well. Songs such as Mis Sentimientos, 17 años, El Listón de tu Pelo or Cómo te Voy a Olvidar are deep into the Mexican hearts. Are you ready to win the dance floor?
Remember to buy your tickets for the Gala Concert as soon as possible, since it has an additional cost.
The Day of the Dead celebration is not complete without food. To remember our beloved ones, the family cook their favorite dishes when they were alive.
The Xcaret culinary demonstration for the Festival of Life and Death Traditions 2019 will have San Luis Potosi as a guest. Taste the delicious enchiladas potosinas, the tuna cheese (a sweet similar to jelly) or the Asado de Boda. From the Huasteca region, the essential dish is Zacahuil. This enormous tamale can have up to 15 ft long, and its recipe has peppers, meat, and spices.
You can get by car to the Festival and there is free parking. Also, you can arrive by bus since the ADO bus line has defined schedules departing from Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Xcaret is at the Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Federal Highway KM 282, just minutes south from Playa del Carmen.
The 2019 edition of the Festival of Life and Death Traditions has an official secondary venue: Playa del Carmen City Theater, and on November 3rd, there will be some theater plays by artists that were part of the festival at Xcaret. Besides, Hotel Xcaret México will be an official venue from October 29th to November 3rd with several artists performing at this spectacular place.