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Festivals in Cancun

Mexico a North American paradise is more popular for its rich culture, invigorating traditions and incredible folk dances.

Cancun is the best place to get indulged in the year round traditional Mexican festivals and local events. They are mostly religious and cultural celebrations. The major festivals in Cancun comprise of

Summer Solstice
The tradition of celebrating Solstices and equinoxes of the ancient Mayans is still continued in front of the most popular tourist destination Chichen Itza. Every year hoards of curious travelers as well as pilgrims gather at this site to witness the exotic and wondrous event at the temple of Kukulan. During spring and fall equinoxes as well as the winter and summer solstices this temple surprisingly casts a number of shadows which take a shape of giant serpent. This event is generally celebrated in the month of June. The phenomenon was eventually highlighted by ancient Mayan astronomers and architects. Nights are adorned with exotic sound and light night shows accompanied with narration of on legends of Chichen Itza. The buildings at this site are decorated with colorful lights.

Cancun Carnival
This massive carnival celebration is held at city center during mid February. Hotels are jam packed with visitors during this time since it is the best occasion to celebrate with the locals. This is the most delightful celebration of the region participated by both locals and the visitors. A huge procession of enthusiastic and cheering crowds makes the celebrations an ultimate event. The participants are totally immersed in fun making activities and lucky ones receive goodies thrown from the floats. Apart from other celebrations it is the best occasion for testing the Mexican cuisine at its best. Numerous stalls provide exotic food to the celebrators. This is the right time for the tourists to get accustomed with the Mexican life style and its delicious cuisine.


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Cancun annual food festival
Annual food festival in Cancun is organized in the month of a November and it continues for a month. Mexico’s top chefs take part in these celebrations. The interesting part is the competition held during this period, offering the title of ‘best chef’ and ‘best bartender’ to the winners.

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