A Christmas Tradition in Mexico: The Pastorelas

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Mexican Christmas Play

One of the most beautiful Mexican traditions at Christmastime is the Pastorela.  A Pastorela is a play performed around Christmas that recreates the nativity scene from the bible and the birth of baby Jesus.  Children from around Mexico participate in Pastorelas by acting, singing, and dancing. Do you know where this tradition comes from?  It […]

7 Interesting Facts About Tequila

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Tequila is one of the iconic beverages of Mexico.  Its history is a bit strange and we found some interesting facts about it, which we will discuss, so that the next time you take a shot you can say Salud! (Cheers) with more pleasure.   1.  It is said that the origin of tequila started […]

4 Things You Need to Know About The Day of the Dead

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Lately we hear more and more about Day of the Dead celebrations in the USA.  Sugar skull makeup known in Mexico as “Catrina” has gained fame at costume parties.  Mexico is known to laugh about and celebrate death, but do you actually know where this celebration comes from? In reality, its origin is pre-Hispanic.  During these […]

5 Traditions to Celebrate “Hanal Pixan”, Mayan Day of the Dead

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Mayan Hanal Pixan Altar Day of the Dead

Hanal Pixan is the celebration of the Day of the Dead that originated from Mayan culture. The Mayans believed that death was simply another form of life.  Hanal Pixan means “food of the souls” and is celebrated to remember friends and relatives that have passed onto to the afterlife.  From October 31 to November 2 is […]

Travel Writers’ Quest | Terms and Conditions

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Travel Writers Quest Terms and Conditions

1. Submission implies the author is granting publication rights and copyrights to Yucatan Holidays, as 10 articles will be published on the Yucatan Holidays Facebook Notes tab and three of those articles will be published in the Yucatan Holidays Travel Guidebook. 2. The Yucatan Holidays Travel Writers’ Quest contest is open to all writers. 3. […]

Cancun Beach Recovery Project | Guests Reviews

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Cancun Beach Recovery Project Guests Reviews

The beach recovery project is almost finished in Cancun.  Ninety-three percent of the restoration has been achieved with an expected completion date by the end of this week.  Using almost five million cubic meters of sand, the last stage of the project is about to begin, including the location of the “closing structure” to prevent […]

Handmade Mayan Hammocks of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Handmade Mayan Hammocks of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Hammocks may bring to mind thoughts of outdoor relaxation, but they’re also artistic pieces of Mayan Mexican culture. The Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula have been making strong, comfortable, beautiful hammocks for sleeping, resting, and storage for thousands of years. Hammocks Then Hammocks were initially discovered by Spanish explorers when they arrived in what is […]

Travel Photography: For your next Yucatan Holiday

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Travel Photography for your next Yucatan Holiday

Whether or not you have a professional camera, it’s important to take care of some details if you expect to return from your trip with a bunch of interesting or even fascinating pictures. Some basic but essential items are lens cleaner, batteries, and a tripod, but more importantly, we’ll give you some advice about how […]