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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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Festival of the Souls

The Ayuntamiento de Mérida works to make sure the city is a reference point for traditions and culture, and this year you will once again be able to enjoy the…

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Traditional Sweets

Delight yourself with the Traditional Sweets from Yucatán When you eat in Yucatán, there is a very important moment that requires making a choice with your eyes…and of course with…

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Fiestas in Yucatán: Los Gremios

When you come to México, you immediately notice its cultural richness, whether in the streets, in the markets, or in the people themselves. Fiestas seem to be happening all the…

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Independence Festivities

“El 16 de septiembre de 1810, nació nuestra Independencia, gloriosos 810…” Mexican song Everything started in the early morning hours of September 16, 1810 in the town of Dolores, with…

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Home Run! Los Leones de Yucatán

The story of this popular baseball team began 62 years ago with their debut in the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, thanks to businessmen Álvaro Ponce Vidiella and Humberto Abimerhi Abimerhi….

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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 Yucatán, where 90% of the population is Catholic, Easter…

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Posheria

Posheria is a project begun in 2010 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, with the purpose of rescuing and dignifying “pox” (pronounced “posh”), a traditional beverage from the indigenous…

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“Confidant” Chairs (Las Sillas Confidentes)

Situated in the famous and colorful town of Bokobá, you can see a pair of chairs bathed in yellow. You have probably seen similar chairs in parks all over Yucatán,…

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Maya Traditions: Hetzmek

One of the ancestral Maya traditions which has endured until today is the “Hetzmek” ceremony, or Maya baptism, which takes its name from the way the child (under 6 months…

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The Art of Smiling: Wilberth Herrera

Wilberth Alfonso de Jesús Herrera Pérez, creator of great personalities like the Mestiza Lela Oxkutzcaba y Chereque, brought both happiness and learning through his regional theater work with puppets. Self…

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Juan Manuel Mier y Terán: 1950-2015

I was 19, he was 21. I had just arrived to Mérida for a three-month study abroad college program from the U.S. He had just finished art school in the…

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A Story on Every Corner

Mérida captivates visitors with its striking architecture, unique gastronomy, and its anecdotes full of history and charm. Some of these have given origin to the names of our city streets…

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Salt: Edible Rock

Salt is the oldest additive used in food. Mankind’s history and development are  inextricably linked to its exploitation and consumption. It is one of the most desirable foods, second only…

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Fall in Love With Yucatecan Trova Serenades

Romanticism is still alive on the streets of Mérida, in the bohemian nights, and of course in the music of the trios, the main performers of the Yucatecan trova, known…

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