The Mexican city of Cancun is a premier world tourist spot. Situated off the Caribbean Sea, it has a coastal region called the Riviera Maya. The uniqueness of this place is defined well by its festivals and celebrations throughout the year. One gets the idea after visiting, as to why Cancun represents the people of Mexico.
With the start of the year, Cancun’s New Year’s Eve party goes on all night; the traditional celebration involves eating twelve grapes, after every stroke of the clock, believing it brings good luck for the coming 12 months. Flights to Cancun are jam-packed for this party.
January’s main festival is the Three King’s day, which commemorates the three wise men arriving at Bethlehem. A grand feast is organized and Mexicans exchange presents, as gifts to Baby Jesus. Though one usually celebrates Christmas on the 26th Dec, Cancun’s traditions carry forward the gala till Candle Man’s Day which marks the end of the festival, on February 2nd.
The musical jazz concert in Cancun occurs in May, at Quintana Roo. It proceeds over three days and musicians enchant the atmosphere with their magical work pieces in every form of jazz. Cheap tickets to Cancun’s Jazz Festival aren’t that easily available, unless one confirms advance booking.
La Fiesta da Playa celebrates the city’s beauty; its beaches that surround Cancun. Yet again another traditional event of the area, there is a tasty Mexican cuisine and many cultural events along. Around mid-august, this event is sure to bring cheer to this amazing city.
Now an event that one will find only in Cancun is Viva Mexico, which takes place all through the month of September. Spectacular art galleries, dances line up the streets of the city, thrilling everyone passing by!
Cheap airfares can be obtained during the off-peak season in Cancun, or better via websites and tour planners flooding the newspapers with advertisements. One event that one can’t skip is the fascinating festival called “Day of the Dead”, in November. The event remembers the people who passed away and honors the ancestors with their favorite feast, beverages and marigolds.
The most important traditional event on the Mexican calendar is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. This festival is about paying a tribute to Mexico’s patron saint. Pilgrims from across the country converge on the basilica of Mexico City. 12th December is marked for this festival.
In the middle of November, Cancun’s International Film Fest showcases a large part of the world’s cinema, highlighting the international and Latin American films. So in case you go for this fiesta, keep check of the movie’s language.
Cheap flights to Cancun land at its International Airport where one can easily avail affordable public transport and commute around the city with ease.