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A Mexican Halloween

October 01, 2016

Count yourself lucky—Halloween in Playa del Carmen is right around the corner! Here in Mexico, the pagan holiday is combined with the Day of the Dead and Hanal Pixan, two traditionally Mayan celebrations. From October 30th to November 2nd, the streets of Playa del Carmen come alive with costumes, skeletons, sweets, and happy people.

Throughout the month, you’ll see Playa del Carmen begin to prepare, from putting up displays in local grocery stores to altars for the dead along the streets. On the night of Halloween, families bring their children to Fifth Avenue for a version of trick-or-treating, so bring some candy for them! If you’re not into the family-friendly scene, Fifth Avenue is a great place to party, and the bars here won’t close down until dawn on this night of fright and fun.

However you choose to celebrate Halloween, Playa del Carmen is the perfect place to do it.