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During Carnaval Week, the main square is filled by vendor booths offering games, masks, beads, noisemakers and specialty foods. Costumed teams dance in and around the square, actors present their shows and costumed pets of all types are on parade.To start the big public evening shows, the royals are coronated in the square and the King of Carnaval proclaims that the time for fun and craziness is here. The highlight for most are the parades featuring handmade floats, music, dancing, magic and comedy acts along the malecon beginning the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and culminating in the Grand Parade Tuesday night. Carnaval is a great time to be in Cozumel and everyone is welcome to come in costume.
The El Cedral Festival honors the Mayan families who came from the mainland
to found the modern-day Cozumel during the War of the Castes in 1848. The fair
is held in the southern settlement of El Cedral and features rides, games, food
and craft vendors, farm exhibits, dances, bullfights and more. To alleviate
traffic congestion on the southern highway, shuttle buses are provided at the
Convention Center) On May 3rd, The Day of the Holy Cross, the open sea crossing
is reinacted by a group of rowers who start out at Xcaret. Also, the Boar's Head
and Pole of Ribbons dances are performed that day.
This weekend sports fishing tournament draws teams and boats from around t
to compete for the largest billfish, Mahi Mahi, tuna and barracuda. If you don't
fish, come to the weighing station to see the huge catches. Open to all who
register their boats in Mexico.
A fair to honor Saints Peter and Paul, complete with rides, food and craft shows.