Hanal Pixan, Pok-ta-Pok
Sat, October 27th, 2018
The Corozal House of Culture (NICH) in collaboration with To’one Masehualoon and others presented the ancient Maya tradition of Hanal Pixan (Food for the Soul) on Saturday, October 27th 2018. Those attending enjoyed the authentic Maya cuisine including “PIB in the Park”, “make your own tortilla”, Maya altars, dance performances by Raices Mexicanas ~ Retornos Belicenos. There was also a special demonstration from the champion Pok-ta-Pok team Ek’ Balam, from Yo Creek, Orange Walk District.
Hanal Pixan Opening Ceremony
In the last part of this video, the person walking between the speaker and the audience is a Corozal character named Noel. He also likes to walk in the middle of a street, so if you see him, please don’t hit him.
The champion Pok-ta-Pok team Ek’ Balam (Yukatec Mayan for “Black Jaguar”) from Yo Creek, Belize, demonstrates a Pok-ta-Pok match at the Hanal Pixan event in Corozal Town, Belize, on 27 October 2018. The players performed pretty well in spite of poor lighting, and demonstrated the basics of the traditional Maya game.