Christmas In Playa del Carmen A Great Way to End 2011

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From All of Us at American Development Co. 

Mexican Holidays
The following holidays are national holidays of Mexico. These are days that banks, schools, and federal offices may be closed for business. These holidays usually don’t affect restaurants, bars, tour companies etc. due to the fact we are in a tourist area. In addition, Playa del Carmen, and The Riviera Maya is such an international destination that there are many other cultures and people who live or visit here who celebrate their own national holidays. Although they are Mexican Nationals, the Mayans have their own celebrations such as the Mayan Rain Festival, which runs from the 26th of April to the 3rd of May. This festival honors the Rain God Chac, and his attendant Chacmool, in welcoming the replenishing rains of springtime.  December 13th is when the Swedes celebrate Santa Lucia. Saint Lucia was a saint because of her kindness and her love. She was an Italian Christian who lived in Sicily in the 4th century, and some people believe she once visited Sweden. For the Dutch an important holiday and birthday is Sinterklaas’. This Saint gives presents on the eve of his birthday, on December 5. And of course there is the Canadian Thanksgiving in October, and American Thanksgiving in November. So basically there is always a celebration in, and around, Playa del Carmen as well as a very valid excuse to party!

December 2011
December 12
Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe/Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe
December 16
Las Posadas
December 18
Andale Gran Bazar
December 25
December 30 – January 8
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Festival
Playa del Carmen

 Stay Tuned For More Information on the BPM Festival Coming Soon!

January 2012
December 30 – January 8
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Festival
Playa del Carmen
January 1
New Year’s Day/Dia De Año Nuevo
January 6
Day of the Three Kings/Dí­a de los Santos Reyes

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