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A Celebration Of Culture: Maya Day

By: Ka'ana Resort / 12 Apr 2023

Immerse yourself in the magic of Maya Day, an event celebrating the distinct traditions and authenticity of the Maya people. This unforgettable experience offers a hands-on exploration of the captivating heritage and culture of one of the most fascinating civilizations in the world. Journey beyond the pages of textbooks and indulge in a vibrant scene filled with captivating ceremonies and rituals. Every year, the date of the celebration is meticulously chosen to land on a Nawal of Prosperity, an auspicious day of serenity and enlightenment for the Maya. 

The Meaning Behind Maya Day

Maya Day is a special occasion that celebrates the incredible legacy of the ancient Mayan civilization. This remarkable culture is admired for their exceptional contributions in a wide range of fields such as mathematics, astronomy, engineering, and architecture. Through this celebration dedicated to honoring the culture of the Maya, we pay homage to their remarkable achievements and reflect on how their momentous feats have influenced modern life. As we contemplate the significance of Maya Day, we consider the future and how we can build upon this rich, fascinating history to continue advancing and innovating.

How We Celebrate 

The day begins with a ritual that honors the four pillars of the earth, humanity's connection with nature, and the elements of fire, earth, water, and wind. The festivities continue with dances, live marimba music competitions, and contests that showcase daily Mayan life. Participants show off their skills in tortilla making, caldo eating, corn grinding, pepper eating, and firewood chopping. And for those who love a challenge, there are games like the greasy pole and the greasy pig. 

Join in the revelry and experience the positive energy of Maya Day.

An Immersive Experience 

Maya Day is a celebration that pays tribute to the inspiring traditions and customs of the Maya people, and we invite you to indulge in an unforgettable experience with us. Engage in the time-honored crafts, taste and savor delectable dishes, and be swept away by mesmerizing performances that beautifully express their vibrant culture. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the heart of Belize than to witness its past and present come to life through celebration. 


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