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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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It's very yucatecan

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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Culture

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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Who are the maya?

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 Culture

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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Art

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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Traditions

Celebrating Saint Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony of Padua is one of the most well-known and popular saints, especially among women who turn to him for help finding a mate. He is also an emblematic…

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Art, Colonial Cities, Shopping

Eclectic, Unique, and Passionate

Galería Tres Pájaros If I were asked to describe this place, I would say “eclectic,” “unique,” and “passionate,” but why? Come with me us to discover Galería Tres Pájaros. At…

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Yucatecan trova: Los Juglares

Music is the protagonist of many stories, especially if we are talking about Yucatecan “trova,” that particular style from this region performed mainly with guitar and “requinto” guitar. Los Juglares…

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Who are the maya?

Discover the Mystery behind the Zero

What does zero mean to you, “nothing”? Or is it just something you learned at school? Let’s solve the mystery of what it meant to the Maya. The zero, the…

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Who are the maya?

The Maya of Yucatán, a Living Culture

When you think of the Maya people, you probably imagine the ones who built the pyramids that we admire so much. We want you to know that the Maya are…

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Schedule a Visit to La Sala Art & Design Gallery

A space where you will be able to get up close to a variety of disciplines of contemporary art: painting, sculpture, design, and installations, all of them created by Alfredo…

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Traditions

El Hipil

Typical Garment Worn by Mestizas Influenced by the Spanish, the typical dress of Mestizas is the “terno”. It consists of three pieces: the “jubón”, which is a square lapel that…

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Gastronomy, It's very yucatecan

Cantina Tour in Mérida

If you are looking for a relaxed ambience, typical Yucatecan food and snacks, and all kinds of drinks accompanied by live music, you will surely want to visit some of…

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Traditions

Holy Week and Easter

Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after he was crucified. In México, where 90% of the population is Catholic, Easter…

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