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Ecology, Traditions

Who can tell us how much it will rain?

During the planning of your visit to Yucatán, you probably researched the weather to prepare adequately for your trip, and you may have realized that you are arriving during the…

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Autumn Equinox

On September 21st and March 21st you can witness the incredible accuracy of Maya astronomy as it was integrated into their architecture, and share a moment in time with the ancient…

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It's very yucatecan, Traditions

The Artistic Skills in the Towns of Yucatán

An excellent way to learn about the talented hands of Yucatán is through the handicrafts that the people produce in the municipalities. Whether using stone, wood, leather, henequén, palm, gold,…

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It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Traditions, Who are the maya?

The Archaeology of Sacred Rituals

I flew to Yucatán from Mississippi for the first time in 2011 for an exhausting summer of archaeology. It was hot day after hot day of back-breaking (sometimes boring) work:…

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Destinations, It's very yucatecan, Traditions, Travel in yucatan, Who are the maya?

Food Culture in the Puuc: The Original Farm to Table Movement

The modern Maya inhabitants of distant Yaxhachén maintain many of their traditional ways of living. They thrive as subsistence farmers, where men cultivate honey and work on small farms called…

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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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History, It's very yucatecan, Maya Culture, Traditions, Who are the maya?

“Ko’olel, transforming the way”

The woman in Yucatán’s history arrives at Palacio Cantón in the exhibition “Ko’olel, transforming the way” *** A journey from the first known woman, to the new female identities. ***…

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History, It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán, Traditions, Transportation, Travel in yucatan

Volkswagen: A Living Cultural Memory

Classic Volkswagens of every color line the streets of modern Mérida, products that for locals are just as much Mexican as they are German. My friend Juanita tells a story…

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Living in Yucatán, Traditions

Carnaval de Mérida 2018

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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Colonial Cities, Healthy body, healthy planet, Maya Culture, Traditions

The Secrets of Izamal: Maya Herbalism

Izamal is a city in Yucatán that you can’t miss, for the richness of its historical past, for its colonial architecture, and the mysticism that surrounds its most deeply rooted…

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It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán, Traditions

Mérida Fest 2018

From January 4 to 21, enjoy the celebrations from Mérida Fest. The city of Mérida was founded on January 6, 1542, on the remains of the Maya city of Ichcaanziho…

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It's very yucatecan, Living in Yucatán, Traditions

Happy Holidays!

As you can see by our cover photo, the intrepid Yucatán Today team came across a very special traveler in Progreso the other day! In case you are not so…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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