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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rapping to the Maya Beat

In Yucatán, new voices are heard to the rhythm of rap and hip hop … in Maya. Young people, proud of their roots, sing with a powerful message: the Maya…

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Fundación de Artistas, Cultural Life at your Fingertips

Free your senses and spirit of exploration by visiting one of the most beautiful 19th century mansions in the Historic Center of Mérida, home to the Fundación de Artistas (artists’…

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Munchies at the Beach

The combination of beach, sun, breezes, and seafood complement each other perfectly, triggering sweet or salty cravings. And even if you aren’t a dessert lover, we are sure that you…

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16th Edition of the Feria Artesanal Dzityá Tunich 2017

Once again, the Tunich artisan fair in Dzityá, full of tradition, culture and entertainment, opens its doors to welcome locals and visitors, with a huge variety of handcrafts, gastronomy and…

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Maya Language in Urban Music

“Let’s go, let’s all go…we are travelers from this land,” Xíimbal Kaaj “Xíimbal Kaaj” or “people who walk,” is a rap song in Maya, sung by the musicians Pat Boy…

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Maya Legends about Animals

Animals who can light up their bodies at night, birds who sing like gods, and others who announce omens, are some of the legends, product of the imagination of the…

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Pagliacci

It’s opera time in Mérida: at the beautiful José Peón Contreras Theater the curtain will rise on “Pagliacci” with the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatán, conducted by Juan Carlos Lomónaco. This…

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Summertime Fruits You’ll Crave

With the arrival of summer, there are more opportunities to enjoy something sweet, natural, delicious and healthy! There is an abundant variety of seasonal fruits that grow in the Yucatán…

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Yucatán 360º in Photography

Whether it’s the vivid colors of its markets or the features and smiles of its people, the beaches that are one with the sky, its colonial and pre-Hispanic architecture, the…

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