“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Although the arrival of spring in Yucatán may not be as dramatic (or hoped for) as in more northern climates, it does herald some events that are long awaited by many. This month’s magazine will help you make your plans.

Whether you live in a cold or hot climate, spring is synonymous with going outside. In Mérida, we have a wonderful custom of sitting on sidewalks outside our homes, to “tomar el fresco” (catch some air). If you like to walk, you will be fascinated by the history of the Maya trekkers.

For Yucatecans, spring means Semana Santa (Easter), and that means vacation days as well as religious rituals (page 5 on our online magazine). And for the Maya, the first day of spring itself, the equinox, has great importance. The significance of this moment in time is explained here.

The Mérida art scene is alive and well, and Soho Galleries is a favorite of many. And for our readers who are looking for a fun afternoon or night out, you must do a self-guided tour of some of our iconic cantinas. We give you some suggestions, and some history, on page 8 on our online magazine. Another option to satisfy your appetite is to go to one of the many vegan or vegetarian restaurants in our city.

Spring has arrived! Go outside and enjoy it!

Juanita Stein
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