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Rosca de Reyes on the menu for millions across Mexico

The celebration is a Mexican tradition that takes place after Christmas to mark Three King’s Day, also called the Epiphany, which celebrates the biblical appearance of the wise men in Bethlehem.

Fireworks vendors under new scrutiny across Yucatán

State and municipal police have mounted a special task force to monitor the sale of pyrotechnics across Yucatán. 

Mérida’s Centro prepares for a tsunami of tourists and last-minute shoppers

Approximately 400,000 people are expected to crowd the streets of Mérida's Centro on Christmas Eve. 

5 Mexican holiday films to get you into the Christmas spirit

Here in Mexico, we have our own holiday classics full of whimsy, magic, and corny jokes.

Yucatán Magazine’s Holiday Dining Guide 2021

This time of year, when the holidays are so close, and everyone is so preoccupied, it is easy to forget to make...

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. 

Expats living in Mexico share Christmas recipes from home

One of the things I love most about living here in Yucatán is the great combination of nationalities and the new friends...

Mérida’s Christmas caravans a big hit with children of all ages

During its first night, the festive caravan was very well attended, but attendees are reported to have done a good job...

Mérida decks the halls in time for Christmas

Christmas is a big deal in Mérida. But after the lackluster 2020 holiday season, people in the city seem to be getting more excited than ever. 

More fun finds for enjoying Christmas in Mérida

El Fenicio has good, fresh pita bread as well as fresh hummus, empanadas, plain yogurt, tahini, and baba ghanoush. Photo: Maggie...

Villa Navidad to benefit a trio of charities for the holidays

Villa Navidad is a weekend-long holiday event Dec. 4-5 to collect donations for three local charities.

What to find in a Yucatecan Christmas market

Located right in front of the high school Centro Universitario Montejo, the market hosts slow-food vendors on the weekends and maintains its crafts and decor market all throughout the week.

Pavo pibil: Yucatán-style roast turkey is full of flavor

Pavo pibil is full of flavor. Photo: Carlos van der Gracht de Rosado Roast turkey in Yucatán —...

Yucatán Magazine’s 2021 Thanksgiving Dining Guide

Here we are again with a list of turkey-and-trimmings options for anyone in Yucatan craving a taste of home.

Monday closures to mark the Mexican Revolution

Many workers will get Monday off to celebrate the 111th anniversary of the outbreak of the Mexican revolution. 

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.

Cinco de Mayo — That’s Mexican Independence Day, right?

In much of the world, there exists a misconception that May 5th is some sort of huge holiday in Mexico.

Daylong program for St. Patrick’s Day at Hennessy’s

The very talented Portuguese violinist Arlindo Silva headlines the most important day of the year for Hennessy's Irish Pub: St. Patrick's Day.

Mérida mayor tells you how to dispose of your Christmas tree

The city government encourages Mérida residents to recycle Christmas trees at one of seven locations. Photo: File Has...

Baby Yoda and Nutela: These aren’t your grandmother’s Rosca de Reyes

This year’s Rosca de Reyes trend in Yucatán? Baby Yoda. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht This year's “fiesta...

Despite pandemic, shoppers and vendors crowd the Historic Center

Shoppers collide with vendors on crowded sidewalks in Mérida's Centro Histórico. Photo: Diario de Yucatán The influx of...

For Yucatán, a relatively cold Christmas with wind and rain

It will be a white Christmas in Yucatán, if you count clouds. Photo: NOAA For this Christmas Day,...

Getting the most out of a very different Christmas in Yucatán

Mérida's Paseo de Montejo at Christmas in 2018. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Yucatán is the place...

The big bang: Yucatán divided over holiday fireworks

The aftermath of a 2016 pyrotechnics explosion in San Pablito Market in Tultepec, north of Mexico City. Photo: Creative Commons