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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

Despite holidays, Yucatán bans block parties and keeps curfew

Photo: Facebook A curfew on drivers will be upheld every night at 11:30 through Christmas and New Year's...

Adopt a grandparent in Tizimín this holiday

Grandparents are available for adoption this Christmas. Photos: Casa Del Anciano Los Tres Reyes Tizimín, Yucatán — "Christmas...

Merida’s last Christmas tree dedicated to health-care workers

Fireworks and festive lights marked Tuesday’s ceremony for Merida’s Christmas tree at the Remate of the Paseo Montejo. Photo: Courtesy

Major Hanal Pixán events canceled, but cemeteries to remain open

Paseo de las Ánimas. Photo; Punto Medio El Paseo de las Ánimas, the wildly popular street procession that...

A quiet ‘grito’ to mark Mexico’s independence

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves the national flag Tuesday after giving the annual independence shout from the balcony of the...

No patriotic decorations in Merida for Independence Day

The Paseo de Montejo is alive with lights celebrating Mexican independence. File photo First, El Grito was canceled....

Chicxulub cancels huge annual festival honoring its patron saint

Chicxulub Puerto is losing a popular August holiday as local officials attempt to discourage crowds and the spread...

That Sunday brunch with Mom would have been rained out anyway

The blue area of ​​the map shows the "cordon" of storms and strong wind that will pass through the entire Peninsula...

What to expect, and what to remember, as Mexico celebrates Constitution...

Although the holiday is officially on Wednesday, Mexico celebrates Constitution Day on Monday to allow a three-day weekend for schools, banks and government offices.

As Meridanos sleep in, the Centro is calm on a cool...

Photo: Punto Medio Normally hot and bustling, downtown Merida was cold and quiet for Christmas morning.

Here is our Yucatán Thanksgiving Dining Guide for 2019

Thanksgiving this year is celebrated north of the border on Thursday, Nov. 28. And the flavors of the...

Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican...

By Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Day of the Dead might sound like a...

Airfare skyrockets, seats vanish as Hanal Pixán approaches

Hanal Pixan celebrates memories of our loved ones. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — Hanal Pixan celebrations have become...

Just who is La Catrina, anyway?

La Catrina's origins can be traced to an early parody from a lithographer named José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).

Common misconceptions about the Day of the Dead celebration

Photo: Getty The Day of the Dead is not the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the...

Anunciando la 6ta Guía de Thanksgiving 2019 por Yucatan Expat Life

Si tu restaurante esta ofreciendo un menu de Thanksgiving el jueves 28 de noviembre, avísanos por adelantado.