69.8 F
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Revolution Day celebrated Monday with parade; traffic re-routed

Latest headlines

Booster shots arrive for Mérida residents between 40-59

Booster shots for Mérida residents in their 40s and 50s arrived Friday. Photo: Courtesy A military plane with...

Mexico celebrates International Mariachi Day

Mariachis in Mexico and around the world celebrate International Mariachi Day observed every Jan 21. 

Marines to take over security at Mérida and Cancún airports

Mexico's Marines will be taking control of seven airports across the country, with  Mérida and Cancún among them. 

What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the beach

Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

A parade celebrating the Mexican Revolution will overtake the Centro on Monday. Photo: Sipse

Mérida, Yucatán — For Monday’s huge parade celebrating the 107th anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution, roads will be closed in the Centro.

From the Monumento a la Patria to Parque San Juan, the Paseo de Montejo and Calles 58, 61 and 62 will be closed starting at 6:30 a.m. and not reopening until the parade concludes around 9 a.m.

Nearly 6,000 marchers, many of them students, are organized into 80 contingents who will represent state, federal, municipal police and members of the military.

The day marks the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, in which dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori was overthrown after 35 years of rule. The Revolution lasted from 1910 to 1920, radically transforming the country’s culture and politics.

The day is a national holiday. Banks, schools and government offices will be closed.

The public is asked to take precautions when traveling through the area.

The ceremony will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the raising of the national flag on the Plaza Grande, where the parade will begin. The alternate route for those transiting from north to south is Calle 63 to 57, then on Calle 66 to reach Calle 79.

From south to north, take Calle 60 at 59, to the General Salvador Alvarado stadium, or take Calle 56 to the Prolongación Paseo de Montejo.

Source: Sipse

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Yucatán’s muralism boom —  an explosion of color, tradition and meaning

Yucatán’s history of muralism famously dates all the way back to the elaborate frescoes of the ancient Maya.

Students at Mérida’s private Catholic Universities caught trading thousands of explicit photos of their classmates

Numerous students at Mérida’s Anáuac Mayab University are reportedly active in a “secret” chat group to trade intimate photos of classmates, as well as engage in cyberbullying. 

New benches at ancient archaeological site anger Izamal residents

Modern slab benches detract from an ancient ruin at Izamal, neighbors say. Photo: Courtesy Modern-looking benches installed at...

Being a good neighbor to Yucatán’s roof cats and street dogs

Illustration: Juan Pablo Quintal García Cats replaced people as my friends soon after quarantine 2020 began. 

What my rescue dogs taught me

I thought I knew a lot about dogs until I took in two rescues. I was wrong....

Bus full of construction workers catches fire in Mérida’s north

A bus went up in flames just before 8 this morning in Mérida’s Francisco de Montejo neighborhood.

Mérida’s new surveillance center now has eyes on over 6,700 cameras

Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 

600 acres expropriated in Quintana Roo for new Mayan Train route

Mexico has seized 198 lots of land in Quintana Roo along phase 5 of the Mayan Train's path.

Omicron strain now dominant in Yucatán

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now appears to be the most common form of the virus in Yucatán.

Exploring Tazumal and Casa Blanca in Western El Salvador

Though part of the Mayan world, archaeological sites in El Salvador have largely remained unvisited by all but the most avid adventurers. But this tiny country boasts several interesting sites full of unique features and blends of cultural traditions.