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Greater Cozumel
Annual Events

Cozumel is host to many annually-recurring events, celebrating national and religious holidays, with festivals and carnavals.

The list below presents an overview of the major events in the area. For a list of Area Attractions, please Click Here.

January
New Year's Day
January 1. National Holiday.
February
Constitution Day
February 5. Speeches and ceremonies commemorating this National Holiday.
Carnaval
February-March. To celebrate the approaching of Lent with parades, cockfights, fireworks, food, music and dancing.
March
Carnaval
February-March. To celebrate the approaching of Lent with parades, cockfights, fireworks, food, music and dancing.
Benito Juarez's Birthday
March 21. National Holiday honoring president and leader of the 19th-Century Reform movement.
Vernal Equinox
Late March. Visitors come to the main temple at Chichen Itza to see the descent of the serpent Kukulkan. History has it that the Maya constructed the temple in a way that during equinox a beam of sunlight creates a shadow moving down towards earth resembling a slithering snake. This ocurrence is supposed to bring out a good harvest.
Holy Week and Easter
March or April. Celebrations and processions in observance of Christ's resurrection.
April
Holy Week and Easter
March or April. Celebrations and processions in observance of Christ's resurrection.
Feast of El Cedral
Late April, Early May. Feast in honor of the founding of Cozumel.
May
Feast of El Cedral
Late April, Early May. Feast in honor of the founding of Cozumel.
Cinco de Mayo
May 5 . National holiday commemorating Mexico's defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Cozumel's International Billfish Tournament
Competitors from around the world compete in the waters of the Gulf.
September
Independance Day
September 16. Mexico celebrates its independance from Spain in 1821. Featuring fireworks, folk dances, mariachi bands, speeches, and plenty of decorations in Mexico's national colors: red, green and white.
Autumnal Equinox
Late September. Visitors come to the main temple at Chichen Itza to see the descent of the serpent Kukulkan. History has it that the Maya constructed the temple in a way that during equinox a beam of sunlight creates a shadow moving down towards earth resembling a slithering snake. This ocurrence is supposed to bring out a good harvest.
Feast of San Miguel
September 29. Feast of San Miguel, patron saint of the island.
November
Day of the Dead
Early November Traditionally it was believed that the spirits of the deceased returned to earth on this day. On this day, deceased relatives and friends are honored in a party-like celebration including graveside picnics.
Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution
November 20. Celebration of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 with parades, speeches and ceremonies.
December
Christmas Week Celebrations
December 25 - January 2. The festivities include breaking of pinatas, candlelight processions, nightly posadas which are reenactments of the time Joseph and Mary were searching for lodging and a two day feast commemorating the Virgen de la Soledad.
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