Published On: Tue, Oct 2nd, 2018

Cozumel will launch a book of the history of its Carnival

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The creation of a book that compiles the history of the Carnival of Cozumel, has been announced by local authorities for the first months of January 2019. This Carnival is the most important popular festival of the island and it dates from 1874, only 26 years after the beginning of the repopulation of the insula.

The directors of the Foundation of Parks and Museums of Cozumel (FPMC) have committed themselves in this project that will not only serve to highlight the cultural richness of the history of this municipality, but it is intended to be an attractive document for national and international tourism.

This festival, according to the chronicler of the city Velio Vivas Valdés, is the oldest of its kind in the Yucatan Peninsula, and was the first in the state of Quintana Roo to include people with special abilities in 2014.

Emilio Villanueva Sosa, director of the FPMC confirmed that a working meeting was held to take the first steps that lead to launch the book  in which  the essence of this party and its cultural influence will be captured.

(Photo: SIPSE)

The intention is to print a high quality hard-cover book. Featuring high quality in both content and printing material.

The project is headed by Noemí Ruiz Piña, president of the board of administration of the FPMC and it is estimated that the the public announcement wil be made in February, and it is expected that Cozumel families and individuals can contribute with images and information that enrich this document with which it is sought to transcend borders.

In May 2015, the Association of Caribbean States, based in Trinidad and Tobago, sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and made up of 25 member countries and seven other partners, sent an invitation to Cozumel to join the Network of Carnavales del Caribe.

Source: SIPSE



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