DAY OF THE DEAD FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP
HANÁL PIXÁN – OR "FEAST OF THE SPIRITS" IN MAYAN – is an ancient harvest festival and predates Day of the Dead by centuries. The tradition is alive and well in Yucatán, where for a full week people prepare altars in honor of a visit from their departed ancestors, and make special foods for their enjoyment. The most famous of these foods – mucbilpollo – is a giant tamal filled with chicken and baked in an underground oven, or píib. Its “burial” and “resurrection” have obvious symbolism. In this special four-day workshop we will learn the traditional method for preparing the tamal, as well as other typical treats of Yucatecan cuisine. An excursion to Izamál and the fabulously colorful Maya cemetery at Hoctún with a twilight mass on the 2nd will round out our cultural experiences. COOKING DAYS 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. EXCURSION DAYS 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. MINIMUM CLASS SIZE: Groups of 2 or more.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Five nights' accommodation based on double occupancy; continental breakfast each morning of your stay, plus two additional meals a day (the third meal on class days is the traditional Yucatecan late afternoon meal). All transfers, excursions and entry fees. Wine/beer service during the main meal at Los Dos. One alcoholic beverage at all other meals. All taxes and tips except as noted. Luxury option features an accommodation upgrade.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Airfare; service tips at hotel; service tips at evening meals.
NOTES: All prices in U.S. dollars. Prices and itinerary subject to change without notice. All classes at Los Dos must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. All bookings must be completed via e-mail; unfortunately, we cannot accommodate phone bookings or drop-ins. Please contact us.
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