Each year the week before Easter is filled with celebrations. Semana Santa, or Holy Week, marks the end of the Lent period, and the streets come alive with religious processions, music and more. Participants include not only locals but many vacationing nationals too. On Easter Sunday friends and family members often indulge in breaking confetti-filled eggs over each other as a part of the tradition.
Mexico remains 90% Catholic and Semana Santa is the first part of the two-week Easter celebrations in Mexico. It begins with Palm Sunday with a special mass. The altars at Iglesia de San Miguel and Igelsia de Corpus Christi are decorated with palm crosses. Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday) marks the beginning of Holy Week with a re-enactment of the Last Supper. A Passion play of the crucifixion is performed on Viernes Santo (Holy Friday). Following mass there is a burning of a papier-mâché effigy of Los Judas (Judas) and afterwards a candle light vigil begins that will last through until Easter Sunday.
Lil Jon is an American rapper and music producer, as well as an iconic figure in American pop culture. He is also a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, formed in 1997. The group has released a few albums and highly successful singles. In his solo career, Lil Jon has collaborated with big names such as Snoop Dogg and has been featured in the mediums of film, television and video games.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera MayaApril 15, 2015 11:00 AM
Carretera Cancún-Chetumal KM 72
Riviera Maya, 77710
The famed band Fall Out Boy has organized this four-night festival of hard rocking, featuring appearances by different artists on the DCD2 record label, as well as an acoustic performance by members of Fall Out Boy themselves. Festival attendees will stay at the Hard Rock resort and have access to all of its facilities, challenging any preconceived notion that pop-punk and luxury cannot co-exist comfortably.
The Cancun film festival showcases films from Latin America and the rest of the world in a five day event that draws crowds from near and far. About 50 movies are run each year, some in competition and others simply looking for exposure. Grab a program and get your popcorn face on, its time to spend some quality time in the theater.