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“DAY OF THE DEAD” A MEXICAN TRADITION
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“DAY OF THE DEAD” A MEXICAN TRADITION

“Discover how Fairmont Mayakoba honors and celebrates the lives of those who are no longer with us”

Every year as tradition indicates, on November 1st and 2nd, us Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead. A festival that has spread throughout the world and which we can share with new generations. However, this year is different as it will be when thousands of people remember those loved ones affected by the pandemic in which we currently live.

It may not be a charming date for some, but the true essence of the Day of the Dead is celebrating and remembering the right moments in our deceased’s life. Each state has unique traditions, and they are all wonderful. Still, in itself, the Day of the Dead implies the temporary return of the deceased’s souls. They return home to the world of the living, live with their families, and nourish themselves with the essence of the food offered to them on the altars placed in their honor. Death for Mexican culture does not represent an absence but a living presence, a symbol of life that materializes on the altar offered.

The Aztecs or Mexica recognized the hummingbirds as brave warriors of unequaled agility that carried the thoughts of men and not only of the living but also of our loved ones’ souls from beyond. According to their beliefs, the hummingbirds never died and could enter and leave the underworld or Mictlán.

That is why, in this challenging time, do not hesitate to send a message to your loved ones who are no longer with you.

At Fairmont Mayakoba, we seek to honor those who are no longer with us by creating a contest among our Hearts (employees). Each department must create an offering or altar and dedicate it to the family and friends we have lost this year. Our guests will appreciate and learn more about this celebration as the altars will be placed in various hotel areas such as the lobby and restaurants, among others. There will be different states represented and the favorite foods and beverages of our deceased and typical region.

La Catrina, a symbol of death elegantly adorned with flowers and many colors, will also occur at Fairmont Mayakoba. Our Hearts will compete by dressing up as La Catrina, walking around the hotel, and interacting with our guests. Something that we are sure will create unforgettable moments.

At Fairmont Mayakoba, we will broadcast live on Instagram our altars on October 27th, 2020. 

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