Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – September 5 marks the International Day of Indigenous Women in the state of Quintana Roo.
It is a special time when pre-Hispanic dances, which are reinterpretations of Mesoamerican cultures, are played out. Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC) will be performing several dances at the Maya Portal where there will also be an art show.
Jesus Lagunas Acevedo, coordinator of dancers attached to the CROC and organizer of this event. “It is an event for the whole family. The main thing is for the indigenous women of the city to claim their role.”
The dances run from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Maya Portal at the main city beach of Playa del Carmen. According to Lagunas Acevedo, the Maya Portal has become a symbol of identity to practice pre-hispanic rites.
“We invite everyone to join us at the Maya Portal. We believe it is necessary for people to know the importance of these events and we not only honor the role of women, but also appreciate the dances we practice, ” he said.
The International Day of Indigenous Women was established in 1983 by various organizations for women and the indigenous movement for autonomy that exist in different parts of the Americas.