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Don’t Start That Diet Yet: The Holiday Season Is Not Over

Dia de Reyes, also known as Epiphany, is a Catholic holiday celebrated on Jan. 6 each year. It commemorates the visit of the three wise men to the baby Jesus and their gift-giving.

5 Mexican Films to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit

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

Communities across Yucatán begin to promote Hanal Pixán festivities

As Hanal Pixán draws near, communities across the Peninsula have begun to promote their upcoming festivities.

How to celebrate Independence Day like a Mexican

Mexican Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia, is celebrated on Sept. 16 every year to commemorate independence from Spain in 1810.

Cinco de Mayo in Mérida, thanks to the English Library

"Happy Cinco de Mayo," said my well-read, highly educated friend back in the States. "I suppose the town will be going all-out for Independence...

Crosses pop up across Mexico in time for El Día de...

A hot meal and a slightly lighter workday are not a courtesy, they are downright expected.

Mérida is for Lovers: A Valentine’s Day guide

5 places to consider for a special evening of romance.

It’s Christmas in Mérida: Here’s where to go shopping

Christmas in Yucatán is truly magical. A ride past the holiday lights on the Paseo Montejo in the evening or on Avenida Libano toward San...

Company is coming! Mérida shops have something to serve them.

Do you have a craving for sweets? Or maybe now that we’re getting social again, you want to have treats on hand for company....

A big comeback for Paseo de las Ánimas in 2022

Some 50,000 people participated Friday in the Paseo de las Ánimas, a pre-Hispanic tradition of the Mayan people that is being kept alive in...

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. 

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 dinner reservations...

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 and recipes...

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

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, Mérida has opted to limit the number of Christmas events it is hosting this year for the...

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 is a Lebanese bakery where busy workers get up early each morning. Good pita bread is hard to find, but they make...

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. This weekend, Dec. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m....

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

Roast turkey in Yucatán — pavo pibil — is full with flavor because it's filled with citrus and onion, smothered with achiote sauce and...

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. 
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