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Hanal Pixan today in Corozal #532952
10/27/18 04:44 AM
10/27/18 04:44 AM
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The Corozal House of Culture in collaboration with T’oone Masehualo’on is honoured to present the ancient Maya tradition of Hanal Pixan today Saturday October 27, 2018. You are kindly invited to immerse yourself in this showcase of Maya culture by way of music, dance, cuisine, homage and ancient sport. Please join us for the opening ceremony beginning at 7pm at the Corozal Town Central Park.

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Re: Hanal Pixan today in Corozal [Re: Marty] #533006
10/30/18 11:04 AM
10/30/18 11:04 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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A little video from the Yucatec Maya elder Nojoch Mak Faustino Yam speaking in Maya about Hanal Pixan.

Yucatec Maya elder Faustino Yam from Cristo Rey(Corozal) showing us a traditional Maya altar for Hanal Pixan . Hanal Pixan is a tradition practice by the Yucatec Maya people of Belize to honored their dead . Nojoch Mak Faustino Yam is a member of To'one Masehualo'on . Video courtesy by Ak Kuchkabal Maya

Some of the pictures from last night Hanal Pixan event by Corozal house of Culture. Preserving our traditions is part of our identity as Maya people of Northern Belize. Next week the people of Yucatec Maya descent from northern Belize will start to get ready to celebrate Hanal Pixan at their houses.

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Honouring our tangible and intangible heritage at this past weekend's Hanal Pixan event. We give great thanks to so many persons and entities involved in producing the cultural showcase. We wish to thank our cultural stakeholders who came out and created altars for display: Corozal Community College, Corozal Junior College, T'oone Masehualoon, Department of Youth Services, the Cano Family and the Villamil Family. Thank you to our beautiful performers; Raices Mexicanas - Retornos Belicenas and the Ek Balam Pok ta Pok Team, Thank you to our speakers Mrs. Angelita Magana, Faustino Yam, Mr. Roy Rodriguez and Mistress of ceremonies Mrs. Adela Pederson. Our sponsors: Bowen & Bowen, Romantica FM, Channel 23 Belize. We thank our collaborators who always come with passion, knowledge and energy; Mr. Roy, Mr. Faustino, Mr. Adan and at the helm Miss Adelita all of the T'oone Masehualoon group; we are forever grateful. Thank you to our beloved Corozal community for attending and supporting this cultural experience. We look forward to next year's event!

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