The Festival of Life and Death Traditions 2016 was a total success.

THANK YOU! for being part of this great blend of traditions.

Welcome to the celebration of the Day of the Dead

From October 30th to November 2nd, welcome the Dead with all the activities Xcaret has prepared for you.

At the 11th edition of the Festival of Life and Death Traditions, the Mexican state of Puebla embellishes the event as special guest, bringing rituals, festivities and customs from a region of the country with a lot of cultural richness, to share their traditions about death.

During the Festival there will be expositions, offerings, plays, dances, tours, a Catholic mass and concerts that will take you through amazing experiences to celebrate life and death.

As the main event, on November 1st and 2nd, the renowned Mexican artist Lila Downs will perform the 13 songs from her new album “Bullets and Chocolate”, where she sings about hope and a better future for everyone.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Xcaret, the Festival of Life and Death Traditions 2016 continues with four more days at the Secondary Venue, the City Theater of Playa del Carmen, where from November 3rd to 6th, will host artistic expressions with the same magic, culture and talent that the ones presented in Xcaret.

With activities full of culture and ancient beliefs, experience a journey through traditions that honors life and pays homage to death.

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Special Guest

October 30th and 31st - November 1st

Ignacio López Tarso
“Among Tombstones, Living and Dead”

    November 1st and 2nd

    Lila Downs
    “Bullets and Chocolate”

      October 31st - November 1st and 2nd

      Deadly Cabaret

        October 30th - November 1st and 2nd

        La Cosa Monstra
        “Cemetery Rocking”

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