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After kicking off the ‘Mayan ball game’ World Cup in Mérida,...

Mérida has kicked off an international Pok ta Pok tournament, also known as the "Mayan ball game" World Cup. 

Mérida to hold a week-long tango festival, starting tonight

Mérida's international tango festival is set to return for a full calendar week starting Nov. 25.

A giant hammock has suddenly appeared in the Centro, but why?

The sudden appearance of a giant hammock in downtown Mérida is drawing eyes. 

New Maya community library opens in Tzucmuc, honors Yucatecan author

This weekend the small, rural community of Tzucmuc in the municipality of Chankom opened its very own community library.

A look at the life of John Reed, the “gringo loco”...

In Mexico, Reed is remembered as “that crazy gringo” who witnessed the Mexican Revolution and befriended Pancho Villa. 

‘Mayan ball game’ returns a new to Mérida’s Plaza Grande

Reenactments of the Mayan Pok Ta Pok ceremony returned Wednesday to Mérida’s Plaza Grande.

Yucatán Festival Escénica returns for its 12th edition with over 30...

Under the slogan “Desplegando mundos, arribando a sueños” (“Unfolding worlds, arriving at dreams”), the FYE has invited 14 groups from Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Canada for face-to-face and digital activities.

New ‘flower of the dead garden’ to open to the public...

A Cempasúchil garden in the small town of Tetiz will open to visitors for eight days starting Nov. 30.

Celebrations for Yucatán’s Day of the Dead: 3-level altar in the...

It is a mixed altar, honoring both adults and minors. For this reason, it is decorated with both black and colored candles, as well as toys. It displays multiple vases with traditional marigolds — cempasúchil flowers, and palms, as well as photos, traditional dishes, and memories from the departed.

Giant alebrijes to parade through Mérida this weekend

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical mythical creatures. Though originally made only of paper-mâché, wooden variations have also become popular since the 1940s. 

Día de Los Muertos or Hanal Pixán: What’s the difference?

As the weeks continue to fly by, Yucatecos are eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the region’s favorite holidays, Hanal Pixán — Yucatán’s version of Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

The Dresden Codex, the great Maya book of the stars

The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book believed to be the oldest surviving book written in the Americas, dating to the 11th or 12th century.

Enamora Mérida, one woman’s vision and the power of positivity

Enamora Mérida began as an idea by Montserrat Pastrana to cheer up the city and offer up a little hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casas Gemelas — French legacy on the Paseo Montejo

The Casas Gemelas are a pair of French-style mansions built in the early 20th century. Their construction began in 1906 and they were inaugurated on Dec. 24, 1911.

Cepredey brings free music, theater, and graffiti this weekend to Mérida

Locally organized rock, rap, and hip-hop concerts, as well as talks, plays, sports demonstrations, forums, and graffiti will be offered free of charge this Friday and Saturday. 

Mérida’s most powerful art collection turns 50

The work of Yucatán's most celebrated muralist, Fernando Castro Pacheco (1918-2013), housed in Mérida's Palacio de Gobierno, turned 50 on Independence Day.

The great Kukulkán prepares for his descent, but no one will...

As was the case during the last spring equinox, Chichén Itzá closed for three days as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

Great news for music enthusiasts: Santa Lucia Serenades To Return In...

We think that the serenades are learning the necessary measurements very quickly to be able to open this show,” says Mérida's director of Culture.

Yucatecan poet receives award for promoting Mayan language and culture

Maya language poet María Elisa Chavarrea Chim received an award from Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal, who honored her work.

Yucatán declares 3 new heritage sites

The San Francisco de Padua convent in Izamal is one of three new additions to Yucatán’s list of recognized heritage sites....

Yucatán’s nascent film industry is waiting for its closeup

Film production in Yucatán got its start in 1938 with the film "La Golondrina," which was about Alma Reed, an American journalist who...

Yucatan’s abandoned public cultural centers to be revived

Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal vowed to expand Yucatan's Casa de la Cultura program.

Delayed Manzanero concert, fashion show, return to Mérida

A concert and a fashion show, two rained-out Noche Blanca events, are back on the schedule.

The votes are in: Mérida’s top 7 cultural treasures

The people have spoken, and their list of seven top cultural treasures has a heavy favorite: The Cathedral.