Hanal Pixán ceremony and presentation of altars, revealing Yucatán’s answer to the Day of the Dead celebrated across Mexico. Read more about this tradition and all the events surrounding it.
Police estimate just over 50,000 people turned out for the city’s Paseo de las Ánimas, many of them in costumes and face paint invoking Day of the Dead traditions.
This weekend’s Hanal Pixán activities have stimulated air travel from the nation’s capital. So much so that flights to Mérida from Mexico City have sold out through Sunday.
The Festival of Ánimas begins with a special evening by the Plaza Grande.
Two celebrations converge soon in Yucatán: The traditional Hanal Pixán, and the more commercial Halloween, and shopkeepers are ready for both.
The Paseo de las Ánimas procession, kicking off the Day of the Dead, returns on Friday, Oct. 28, bringing tens of thousands of people to the street.
An altar for Hanal Pixan needs sweets and flowers, and vendors are ready.
The Day of the Dead is anything but a dour affair. Celebrated Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 throughout Mexico, in Yucatán it’s called Hanal Pixán.
The 2014 Paseo de las Ánimas drew 40,000 people, twice as many people as last year, Merida city officials announced yesterday.
Three guided tours of the colorful, massively expressive General Cemetery are part of tomorrow’s elaborate and festive Paseo de la ánimas to mark Hanal Pixán.