Local Festivals And Attractions
Sensing the Traditions
Experience the local customs and traditions of Merida including the unique natural and cultural attractions found within close proximity to Hacienda Xcanatun.
Hokol Vuh Festival
Known as "The Culinary Journey for Body and Soul", Hokol Vuh is one of Mexico's most important events taking place in Yucatan every year during the month of November. The main purpose of this festival is to celebrate Mayan Culture, international guest Chefs gather to a yucatecan sampler menu for visitors, the flavors, the music and the atmosphere make the perfect scenario for a memorable event.
Traditionally known as "Dia de los Muertos", this celebration that was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2003 is a must on everyones visit to Mexico. During this celebration the city offers a variety of cultural activities around this celebration. Visit the local graveyards that are dressed and flowered by the families who visit their loved ones, or walk around the Zócalo to explore the offerings and enjoy the seasonal recipes.
Mexican Independence Day
Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music on September 16th. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion.
The celebration of Merida's founding takes place every January, where visitors can enjoy various activities featuring traditional gastronomy sections, typical sweets, workshops, crafts, theatre, dance and concerts.
FICMY (Merida Film Festival)
Merida Film Festival is held during November, and features different events with local and international films.
Merida Symphonic Orchestra Season
From November to May, the Symphonic Orchestra performs different concerts around the city. During this time, Hacienda Xcanatun, offers scheduled, intimate concerts on the Capilla featuring local and international artists.
Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Site
"The Place Where there is Written in the Stones" is a Historic Settlement located only 5 minutes away from the Hotel, A great place to wander, enjoy the peaceful surroundings, climb the structures and imagine what life must have been like there hundreds of years ago. Visit The Temple of the Seven Dolls where the spring and fall equinoxes take place. During this event, the rising of the sun is visible through the window of the temple.