The Celebration of the Sacred Mayan Journey.
The Sacred Mayan Journey is an event in Xcaret Park, that recreates one of the oldest traditions of the Mayan Culture. The Pilgrimage nowadays is performed by local people in canoes paddling towards the Cozumel Island to worship the goddess Ixchel with offerings in search of her divine message.
Ixchel is the the ancient Maya goddess of fertility and healing. Ix means goddess of the feminine. Chel means rainbow or light. In other words, she is the goddess of the rainbow, and Lady of Sacred Light. She is always associated with bodies of water, lakes, streams, rivers and creeks.
During 6 months the canoers prepare themselves physically and mentally to face the challenge of crossing the Cozumel Island to know the designs of the Ixchel Maya goddness.
Their participation is voluntary and the motivations are varied: A promised to Ixchel looking for their own and or the couple’s fertility, working as a team, overcoming fears, learning to face adversities, among several others.
This will be the 11th, edition of the Sacred Mayan Journey 2017. This 26th and 27th of May, you will witness the dances, Mayan rituals, and bid farewell to the canoers who will set out on a pilgrimage to Cozumel. To have a private transfers to Xcaret please contact us to send you a quote. https://www.canadatransfers.com/contact/
For the Mayans, this journey was a mystical undertaking in which they were profoundly affected by their intimate contact with the forces of nature.
All night long, guests in Xcaret, participate in rituals and supplications to the goddess IXchel, as they wait for the first rays of dawn, when they send the canoes off to Cozumel.
Do not miss the opportunity to participate and enjoy of this ceremony that is already a tradition at Xcaret Park.
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