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Mérida Fest to go forward despite COVID-19 surge

The Ayuntamiento has confirmed that in-person events scheduled for Mérida Fest 2022 will continue as planned.

China unveils ice replica of Chichén Itzá’s famous Kukuklcán Pyramid

Artists in China have created a replica of the Pyramid of Kukulcán made entirely out of ice.

The history and significance of the noble Mexican piñata 

The first recorded instance of piñatas in colonial Mexico dates to 1586 during a Christmas celebration hosted by Agustin monks in what is today Nezahualcóyotl, in Mexico State. 

Despite challenges, Mexico’s devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe is unwavering

Mérida is an extremely social city, even now with the pandemic in full swing. And “Guadalupe – Reyes” is the most intensely social period of the year.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once...

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

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.

Feel brave enough to eat an eyeball taco? Mérida’s taco festival...

Taco connoisseurs are prepreparing to host Mérida's Festival del Taco next weekend. 

Mérida prepares to host its 2nd-ever free jazz festival

Promotional image for Yucatán's upcoming Resonancias Jazz festival. Photo: Courtesy Mérida is set to host the second edition...

Jazz festival to make its comeback in Playa del Carmen this...

The festival will be of a hybrid nature, with some of the events being held online to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, city authorities announced.

Will Yucatán’s love for cheese beat out its fear of COVID-19?

Event organizers have been quick to point out that they will be following all sanitary protocols, to protect vendors and patrons from COVID-19. 

Mérida’s international circus festival to be held online

The festival will feature performances, conferences, and workshops by 44 artists from Canada, Spain, Australia, and Mexico.

Panucho festival in Ermita de Santa Isabel is Merida’s latest food...

The Santa Isabel church guild is organizing a panucho festival. Photo: Diario de Yucatan Yucatan is getting crowded...

Salbut festival in Seye celebrates food of Yucatan

Seye is holding its first-ever Salbut Festival. Photo: Courtesy Seye, Yucatan — Delicious salbutes with breaded shrimp, queso...

Chicharra Festival at Xcalachén

The Festival of Chicharra de Xcalachén will be noon-5 p.m. (or until the chicharra runs out)

Artists angry that fall cultural festival is called off

Much to the chagrin of several artists, the state Ministry of Culture and the Arts decided not to host a 2018 edition of the Fall Cultural Arts Festival, as it is known in English.

Birthplace of famous ‘Huevos Motuleños’ gets ready for fair

The 2018 Gastronomic Festival of the Huevo Motuleño will take place July 14-15 in the city's civic plaza. 

Craving chicharra? Get to the Xcalachén festival early

The third Chicharra Festival 2018 is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors and sell two tons of crispy fried pork bits.

Hanal Pixán events for 2017: Here’s the lineup

Hanal Pixán, the local variant on Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations, will be celebrated with a series of events beginning Monday, Oct. 23 with Vaquería dance performance at the Municipal Palace.

Chicharra Festival will return — twice a year

The Chicharra Festival gets a do-over in October, and is slated to be a twice-a-year event in the future.

Chicharra Festival trends nationally on Twitter

The city's first-ever Chicharra Festival trended nationally on Twitter, ranking among the top 10 most cited words on the platform.

Chicharra Festival seeks to revive a tradition in Xcalachén

A first-ever neighborhood block party celebrating the decadent fried-pork treat called chicharra will begin noon Saturday, July 1.

Animals to be spared cruel annual tradition

Kots Kaal Pato, a notorious and gruesome annual Yucatecan animal sacrifice in which small animals were beaten to death or decapitated, has been permanently canceled, Humane Society International announced.

Singing in the streets as 3-week festival begins

Mérida Fest 2015 kicked off with the traditional Alborada as troubadours took to the streets to signify the beginning of the citywide celebration.

24 days of Mérida Fest: Complete guide

An inaugural concert by Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will kick off Mérida Fest’s 165 free artistic, academic and entertainment events, says the director of Culture Department, Irving Berlin Villafaña.