Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

As this decade winds down, I know I’m not the only one reflecting on the events of the past year; and neither am I alone in wondering what the next 12 months will bring. In fact, while doing so, I came across Emerson’s quote; and don’t you agree it’s an excellent New Year’s resolution?

For many of us, making each day the best it can be surely includes some travel planning. And Yucatán has long been a perfect vacationing spot.

On this month’s cover, I’m sure you’ll notice that Santa himself has once again visited our tropical paradise.  And why wouldn’t he? I’m sure Yucatan’s 12 months of summer is a welcome change after a cold year working in the North Pole.

In the pages of this month’s magazine, we hope you’ll enjoy reading about some of our state’s most cherished holiday traditions; on page 4, Ralf talks about the history of Piñatas and why they became so popular for different festivities, including Christmas and New Years. And on page 11, you can read about Andrea’s childhood memories of the Mexican and Caribbean carolling tradition called La Rama.

This edition also features some perfect winter getaways. On page 7, Cassie takes you through the beach towns of San Felipe and Río Lagartos. On page 8, Ceci tells you about Tizimín, the City of Kings, and the Kexito tradition; actually one of the best times of year to visit this town is in January, during their Feast of the Three Kings (Feria de Reyes).

Whether your journey this year has been of the body, soul, or mind, at Yucatán Today, we hope 2019 has been good to you, and that 2020 is better still. Happy Holidays, and keep exploring!



By Maggie Rosado
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