Que Pasa? September 29th

This is a little mid-week update as there are a couple of happening things and Day of the Dead is coming! October 31, November 1-2. Yes it is Halloween and Day of the Dead time at the end of the month and this year the community of Puerto Morelos is joining the celebrations into one long weekend of celebrating the dead with love. There will be a competition in the square for who can create the best tomb, a prize for the best decorated house or shop and we will have a prize for the best costume for adult or child. There will be a day of celebrating at the decorated graves in the cemetery ( dates back to the indigenous ceremonies during which tamales and cempasĂșchil flowers were offered to the souls of the deceased after harvest) and a Dance of the Dead in the town square and all the children will be in costume and organised for Trick or Treat with the accent on Treat. More times and dates to come but start getting your costumes together, decorate your houses and get some treats ready for the children, let's make this lots of fun for everyone. For more cultural information about the significance of Day of the Dead please click HERE for an informative article about the history, spiritual significance, traditions, calaveras, sugar skulls, food and pan de muerto. And talking about skulls - Jeronimo Aviles is presenting his documentary film about The cenote of a Hundred Mayan Skulls on Friday night 2 October at 6.30pm at the Casa de Cultura - free entrance. This is part of the project about Mayan Aquatic Cemeteries that INAH (Mexico's archaelogical department) is supporting, should be very interesting. And yet another celebration of life here in Puerto is the monthly Full Moon Fogata - party on the beach under the full moon, held at Bar Ixchel on the North end of the main Puerto beach, the bar opens at 11am, the barbecue starts at 5pm and the fogata, celebration with fire, starts at 8pm. There will be Mexican food and DJ Tuna Selectah. Bar iXchel of course will have its normal Sunday activities following with DJ from Playa del Carmen, Beach Volleyball, windsurfing and now water therapy offered. My favourite is watching the beach volleyball from my sun chair with my mineral water, hee hee!
October 2nd in the New York Times Just out today a new article about our area in the New York Times - click HERE to read the online version

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