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The Musical Sounds of Yucatán

And to the sounds of the tunkul they don’t tire of dancing…” (“El Tunkul”, Víctor M. Martínez & Carlos Marrufo) Since time immemorial, music has accompanied communities during the hunt,…

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Culture, History

House Museum Quinta Montes Molina

Yucatán has always been known for the famous “Green Gold” era, so-named for the henequén (sisal) that brought prosperity to the state. One of the most important icons of this…

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Who are the maya?

The “Balam:” A Legend Nearing Extinction

The sacred universe of the pre-Hispanic Maya was made up of a totality that included mankind, natural phenomena, heavenly objects, and more. The animals were essential symbols, associated with vital…

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Traditions

Carnaval Mérida: The Fiesta that Unites us

This month of February marks an iconic annual event in our city: Carnaval de Mérida in the Plaza Carnaval in Xmatkuil, and as always it promises to be filled with…

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Culture, Living in Yucatán

Full Moon Jazz Festival

What better way to support education in Telchac Puerto than by listening to live jazz and dancing under the stars! Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 18th for the fabulous…

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Who are the maya?

What You Didn’t Know About “Chicle”

Most of us have tried all kinds of chewing gum, with a variety of flavors, colors and even different smells. But, did you know that “chicle” (gum) was born in…

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Let's start with art

A unique Musical Experience at an Hacienda of Yucatán

Imagine the experience of internationally known musicians performing less than a meter away from you, in an intimate concert at a hacienda… only in Yucatán! Russia, Bulgaria, the USA, and…

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Art

Mérida, Capital Americana de la Cultura 2017

Walking along the emblematic Paseo de Montejo, where the Monumento a la Patria is located, a Cultural Heritage Treasure of Mérida, you can observe the beautiful façades from the French…

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It's very yucatecan

Learn how to “Speak Yucatecan”

Learn the basics to be able to understand and communicate in Yucatecan Spanish, including the most commonly used phrases like “¡vaya biem!” (have a nice day). It is said, with…

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Art

Open Borders Exhibition at SoHo Galleries

Inauguration: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 7 pm Given the times, it is especially important for us to remember that art knows no boundaries. Art unites people and transcends borders. SoHo…

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Art

New Exhibitions Cycle at Macay

To begin the seasonal cycle of exhibitions for January – March 2017, the Fernando García Ponce Museum – Macay contemporary art museum presents the artists Francisco Toledo, Amador Montes, Patricio…

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Let's start with art

Hacienda Xcanatún & Chamber Music Mérida

Unique music in a dreamy setting. Prepare to enjoy the sixth concert season of Chamber Music Merida at Hacienda Xcanatún. This chamber music cycle has been known for taking new,…

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Who are the maya?

Cabañuelas: Weather Predictions for 2017

Is it possible to predict the weather for the whole year? The answer is yes. All you need to do is have knowledge of the ancient civilizations of México, like…

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Traditions

The Burning of the Old Year

“I don’t forget the old year because it gave me many good things” (song by Crescencio Salcedo) There isn’t a New Year’s Eve party that doesn’t include in its music…

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Traditions

Three Kings Fair in Tizimín

One of the most important annual celebrations in Yucatán, and the state’s oldest, is the “Feria de Reyes” (three kings fair) in Tizimin, a city located in the east of…

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Traditions

Christmas Festivities in Mérida

If you decide to stay in the beautiful city of Mérida for the Christmas season, you can participate in many religious, traditional, and celebratory activities, all of them full of…

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Maya Culture

Celebrate your Maya Wedding at Yucatán!

“In yaakumech” (“I love you” in Maya) Imagine your wedding ceremony surrounded by symbols of great tradition and pre-Hispanic roots, with the music of conch shells and the aromas of…

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Traditions

Celebrating “Mamá Linda”

Once again, it is time to celebrate “Mamá Linda,” physically or spiritually, in Izamal. Who is Mamá Linda? She is the Queen and Patron of Yucatán, the Lady of the…

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It's very yucatecan, This month's 5 featured restaurants

The Best “Tortas de Lechón”

Easy to prepare but with amazing flavor, “tortas de lechón” are part of our region’s culinary richness. So, after tasting all the different gastronomic delights of our state, go ahead…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Yucatecan Artisan Beer: Cheers!

In recent years, more and more beverage producers in Yucatán have branched into artisan beer production, joining brands from Tijuana, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, and México City. We are, of course, a…

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