As you plan your trip to Cozumel, Mexico here is a list of upcoming events and celebrations. The Island of Cozumel is rich with heritage, beauty, community and adventure.For information regarding any of these events, contact The Landmark of Cozumel:
February 15 – 22 Carnival usually falls on the five-days preceding Ash Wednesday. Prior to the celebration, the King and Queen are selected to reign over the celebration. It is a week of parties, costumes, dancing in the streets and parades that brings joy to everyone. Every evening, after the parade, people congregate on the central square to eat and drink at stalls and enjoy local music and variety shows.
April 8 During Easter celebration, local residents dress as Roman soldiers and Christians, re-enacting the carrying of the cross in a parade and then the crucifixions in front of the Corpus Christi church.
April Sport fishing season begins.
May 2-3 The town holds a large fair in honor of the discovery of Cozumel. The patron saint of the village is honored during the Santa Cruz Fiesta.
May 5 Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French. There is food, dancing and singing.
June 28-29 The St. Peter and St. Paul Festival is a fiesta featuring the famous “Dance of the Pig’s Head” along with food and singing.
Sept. 16 Mexican Independence Day is celebrated with music, fireworks, dancing and the traditional “Viva Mexico” cheer at midnight.
September 28 The statue of Cozumel’s patron saint is carried by a procession of decorated boats to the north point of the island during the San Miguel Archangel Fiesta. Flowers are scattered in the water in remembrance of lost seaman.
November 1-2Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is commemorated by visiting local cemeteries, offering food and flowers to loved ones passed.
November 20 The Day of the Mexican Revolution is celebrated with sporting contests and a military procession through downtown San Miguel.
December 12 Churches throughout Mexico observe the Virgin of Guadeloupe Fiesta with services beginning the two-week period known as Navidad Posadas. Houses are open all over town for friends and family to visit and share in the Christmas spirit. Celebrations culminate on Christmas Eve with an all night party including a scrumptious midnight feast.
December 31 On New Years Eve the island celebrates with dancing and singing.