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Colonial Cities, It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán

Fashion for the Whole Family: the Shoes of Ticul

“Such beautiful shoes you’re wearing! Where are they from?…Thanks, they’re from Ticul,” proudly answers a woman showing off a pair of modern, fashionable shoes manufactured in the Yucatecan shoe capital….

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Mariachi: The Crown Jewel of your Party

Vidal López Velázquez and his brothers trekked to Mérida from Jalpa de Méndez, Tabasco, in 1970. They were seeking what most migrants look for: a better way of living. Single…

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Maya Culture, Who are the maya?

Starting Cycles Maya Style

One of the biggest surprises from the Maya calendars is that, unlike the Gregorian calendar that governs the occidental world, it doesn’t show the beginning of the New Year on…

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Traditions

The Celebration of the Protective Mother: The Virgin of Guadalupe

On foot, on a bicycle, on a pilgrimage, with a torch or a banner, from long distances and from almost any point of the city: only the Mestiza virgin can…

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Art, Culture, Let's start with art

Days Full of Culture, Art and Fun

Mérida is full of culture! There are many events this month that you can’t miss. Let’s begin with the already famous “Noche Blanca” organized by Ayuntamiento de Mérida, that will…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Yucatecan Sauces, Add More Flavor to Your Food

If there is something that distinguishes Yucatecan cuisine, it is its great variety of dishes and its incomparable flavor. This is largely due to the ingredients used to prepare them…

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Who are the maya?

“If you die, who will tell the stories?”

In the late 1920s, Doña Bacila Tzek Uc was born in Dzam, Yucatán in a hammock underneath a thatch roof. When she was eight, a locust plague devastated the Puuc…

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An Awaited Celebration: Hanal Pixán

Every year at the end of October and beginning of November, the souls of family members and friends who have already left this world have a date with their loved…

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Art

Festival Internacional de la Cultura Maya – FICMAYA

Academics, scientists, and national and international artists from the world of theater, dance, opera, and music come together in Mérida to participate in cultural events, conferences, awards and much more,…

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Festival of the Souls 2017

For the second consecutive year the “Festival de las Ánimas” (festival of the souls) will take place, organized by the Ayuntamiento of Mérida. During the week of October 23 –…

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Who are the maya?

Discover the Maya Underworld

The word “underworld” makes people shudder, and we immediately imagine darkness and mystery. For the Maya it was a “hidden place,” the “Xibalbá”, which you could access through the cenotes…

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National Art Heritage

Throughout the past century and up until today, the “Secretaría de Hacienda” (treasury department) has consolidated two valuable cultural collections for México: the “Acervo Patrimonial” and “Colección Pago en Especie.”…

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It's very yucatecan

Blastbot, Technology from Yucatán to the World

Today we want to tell you about something that is also “Very Yucatecan,” and I’m sure you will be asking yourself: what can be more Yucatecan than “trova,” “panuchos,” or…

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Go Venados!

Soccer for almost every Mexican is more than a sport, it’s a passion. That’s why we want to tell you about the soccer team that represents Yucatán in the Mexican…

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Voodoo Film Fest

The Voodoo Film Fest is a project organized by young filmmakers, for promoting culture and specially the film industry in the state of Yucatán, for becoming a platform for new…

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Jardín Ochil

“Jardín Ochil” at Hacienda San Pedro Ochil is a new space where contemporary artwork and artistic actions are exposed, expressing the reflections of artists who think about the land, the…

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Who are the maya?

The Scary Maya Legend of “Huay Chivo”

Beings that transform themselves at night, half human/half animals, masters of darkness that arouse fear … no, it’s not part of a modern graphic novel, but rather one of the…

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Who are the maya?

Maya Millennial Secrets of the Moon

The moon is one of the most enigmatic and important elements within Maya mythology, to the extent that a calendar was created from its observation. It is also identified with…

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Culture

FICMY International Film Festival

If you are a movie fan, FICMY invites you to be part of an incredible cinematographic experience in Yucatán. The festival’s third edition will be held from August 18 to…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Yucatecan Filigree

In Yucatán, many women wear earrings and necklaces of finely crafted gold or silver threads in unique and spectacular pieces, known as filigree. Do you want to know the best…

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