Mexico is known for its fiestas, and Yucatán is no exception. Religious, cultural, commemorative, and symbolic festivals take place in every city, town, and pueblito. At these events the people wear their best clothes and it is a wonderful chance to see the best regional and traditional dress. There is music, dancing, street parties, and church masses. On this page we list the festivals taking place this month in the state of Yucatán; this is your chance to enjoy a marvellous display of history, light, and color. Consult our map of Yucatán and go!

• Jan. 4 and 6: Los Reyes Magos, Tixcacalcupul. Folk dances, religious celebrations.

• Jan. 6 and 10: Los Reyes Magos, Tizimín. Vaquerías, processions, gremios, folk dances, agricultural and artisan exhibits, fireworks, mechanical games, religious celebrations.

• Jan. 10: La Virgen de Buctzotz, Buctzotz. Folk dances, religious celebrations.

• Jan. 21: Traditional festival, Dzitás. Gremios, dances, processions, bullfights, vaquerías and folk dances.

• Last Sunday of January: La Purísima Concepción, Temax. Gremios, dances, processions, bullfights, vaquerías and folk dances.

• Feb. 1-5: Feria de San Felipe, San Felipe. Gremios, dances, processions, bullfights, vaquerías and folk dances.

• Feb. 2: La Candelaria, Valladolid, Dzán, Kanasín, Kantunil, Tecoh, Tekal de Venegas, Tunkás, Chicxulub. Vaquerías, processions, gremios, folk dances, agricultural and artisan exhibits, fireworks, mechanical games.

• March 18: Fiesta del Santo Cristo de la Mora, Mayapán. Dances, music, fair.

• March 20: Feria de las Hamacas, Tecoh.

• Mar. 28 – May 5: Fiesta del Santo Cristo de la Transfiguración: Chumayel. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• April 3: San Idelfonso, Izamal. Dances, music, fair, religious celebrations.

• April 5: Easter and Tobacco Fair, Ticul. Dances, fair.

• April 10: Traditional festival, Tumucuy. Dances, music, fair.

• Apr. 15: Fiesta de la Ascensión: Progreso. Mechanical games, Church masses, pilgrimages, fair.

• April 28: Día de Santo Cristo: Chumayel. Dances, music, fair, church masses, street parties, pilgrimages, guild processions.

• April 29: Las Tres Cruces: Peto. Pilgrimages, guild processions, church masses.

• May 1-5: Cristo de la Transfiguración: Tecoh. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• May 3: La Santa Cruz: Maxcanú, Sacalum, Chumayel. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• May 3: Cristo de la Transfiguración: Teabo. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• May 3 – 5: Fiesta de la Santa Cruz: Tecoh. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• May 8: La Purísima Concepción: Conkal. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• May 13 – 18: Fiesta Patronal: Mayapán. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances, street parties, bullfights.

• May 15: San Isidro Labrador: Panabá. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• May 20: Feria de las Hamacas (Hammock Fair): Tekom.

• May 20: San Bernardino de Siena: Tixkokob. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 3-4: Representation of the first spark of the Mexican Revolution: Valladolid. Staged representation on the evening of June 3.

• June 7 – 13: San Antonio de Padua: Chemax. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 13: San Antonio de Padua: Tekit, Tunkás. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 15: San Bartolomé Apóstol: Tixcacalcupul. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 24: San Juan Bautista: Cuncunul. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 24-29: San Isidro Labrador: Panabá. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 24-29: San Pedro and San Pablo: Tekom. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• June 26: San Pedro: Panabá. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 14: Santo Domingo de Guzmán: San Felipe. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 14: San Buenaventura: Homún. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 16: La Virgen del Carmen: Motul. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 20-25: Santiago Apóstol: Río Lagartos. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 24-25: La Candelaria: Dzán. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 25: San Cristóbal: Muxupip. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• July 28-Aug. 6: Santo Domingo de Guzmán: Uayma. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Aug. 13-16: Fiesta patronal de la Virgen de la Asunción “La Pobre de Dios”: Tetiz. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Aug. 20: Traditional festival in Maní. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Aug. 23-24: San Bartolomé in Seye. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Aug. 23-Sept. 4: Festival for San Francisco de Asís in Hocabá. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Sept. 2: Festival for Santo Cristo in Umán. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Sept. 8: The Nativity of the Virgin in Ucú, Cuzamá, and Tixcacalculpul. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Sept. 14: Cristo de la Transfiguración in Teabo. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• Sept. 14: Cristo de San Ramón in Dzan. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• September 16: Feria de San Ramón in Izamal. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• September 23 – October 25: Feria del Calzado (shoe fair) in Ticul. Commercial and artisan exhibit, folk dances, fair, gastronomy.

• September 28 – October 4: San Francisco de Asís in Telchac Pueblo and Telchac Puerto. Fair, church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• September 29: San Miguel Arcángel in Hoctún and Maxcanú. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• October 7-12: Traditional Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Acanceh. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• October 8: Patron Festival of the Immaculate Conception in Uayalceh. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• October 18: The Christ of Sitilpech in Izamal. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• November 1 and 2: day of the Dead in Yucatán. Display of altars in Yucatecan homes, church masses, and preparation of the traditional dish “mucbi pollo”.

• November 8-13: Feria de Santiago de Alcalá in Tekax. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• December 1-12: The Patron Saint of Mexico is the Virgin of Guadalupe. It is an incredibly important part of the country’s culture, and there are churches and shrines in her name all over the country. Every year there are pilgrimages in every corner of Mexico.

• December 5-15: Feria de la Naranja (Orange fair): Oxkutzcab. Agricultural fair, cultural events, contests, folk dances.

• December 8: Festival of the Immaculate Conception in Izamal. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• December 14-18: The Virgin of Expectation in Dzemul. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• December 19-26: Fiesta de la Natividad, Espita. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

• December 27: Feria de la Virgen de la Estrella, Peto. Church masses, pilgrimages, folk dances.

SOURCE: http://www.merida.gob.mx/historia/festividades.html

A summary of Yucatan festivals this month.

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