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Simply Belize:The Yucatec Maya part 1 Day of the dead - 11/14/17 02:59 PM
This documentary shows one of the Yucatec Maya traditions known as Hanal Pixan "Food for the souls" more commonly known as Day of the dead or finados . For Hanal Pixan there are different kinds of altar the ones shown in the documentary of Simply Belize:The Yucatec Maya are more Roman Catholic influence ,Many Mayas in northern Belize also put traditional Maya altars made of all natural things ,while others make a more modern Maya altar with a combination of Aztec influence or some the combination of 3 of them .
Note: The Yucatec Maya of Belize may also identify themselves as Maya,Masewal,Maya Masewal ,Mayero or Maya Mestizo . In this documentary of Simply Belize:The Yucatec Maya they use the term "Maya Mestizo" to refer to the Yucatec Maya also ,while the term simply "Mestizo" is used as people of Hispanic(Spanish) origin .