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Mexico celebrates International Mariachi Day

Mariachis in Mexico and around the world celebrate International Mariachi Day observed every Jan 21. 

Yucatán’s top 8 street junk food favorites

Walking through virtually any city or town in Yucatán a wide range of food vendors can be seen peddling goodies out of push carts, mobile stands, food trucks, and just about every other configuration you can think of.

Vicente Fernandez — a Mexican Charro like no other

For decades Vicente Fernandez has been recognized as the most popular vocal artist in Mexico, and indeed all of Latin America

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.

Stuffed eggplant, the Yucatecan way

When I first came to Yucatan, I was very young and had never tasted eggplant. My mother-in-law had a special recipe and when I tried it, I liked it so well that it became the dish she would always make for me on my birthday.

Good and evil face-off through dance on Christmas Eve

Last Friday, on Christmas Eve, the small town of Dzitnup was the stage for one of Yucatán's most unique holiday celebrations, the dance of "Abraham and Isaac".

Mérida’s railway museum goes full steam ahead

One of the most under-visited attractions in Mérida is the Museo de Ferrocarriles de Yucatán, Yucatán’s Railway Museum.

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.

‘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.

Giant alebrijes form a parade down Mérida’s Centro

Everywhere you went you could not but overhear the conversations of spectators, all making the same observation: that it was so great to see so much color and life on Mérida’s streets again. 

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.

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.

New season of Gastro Destino México to star 8 Yucatecan Chefs

Gastro Destino México Season 2 will begin filming shorty, though no release date has yet been announced. Photo: Courtesy

The best breakfasts in Yucatán

Breakfast time in Yucatán is full of delicious options, from the spicy to the sweet and savory.

How to make Chiles en Nogada, Mexico’s most patriotic dish (includes...

Get ready for Mexican independence day by preparing delicious Chiles en Nogada with a little help from our video tutorial.

Mayapán’s agave spirits are delicious — just don’t call them tequila

Distilleries in Yucatán are not allowed to designate their blue agave beverage tequila, but in reality, it is tequila in all but name.

The top 9 botanas served for ‘free’ in Yucatán cantinas

Unlike bars, which are all about alcohol, the quality of a Yucatecan cantina is measured by how generous they are with their botanas.

Looking to buy ceramics? Look no further than Ticul

When entering the town on the road from the nearby town of Muna, you will notice a string of several shops ceiling ceramic crafts, plates, ornaments, and pots. 

Visitors and locals turn out at show to support traditional musicians

Funds were collected via 100 peso donations accepted during a video mapping show and theatrical performance held in front of downtown’s Casa de Montejo.

We ate all this pastry to write the ultimate guide to...

People in Yucatán — and across Mexico for that matter — love pan dulce. You would be hard-pressed to find someone in Yucatán who does not enjoy starting its day off with a nice fresh concha or hojaldra, at least once in a while.

Chicago girl wears traditional terno and Yucatán falls in love

Young Taylor being photographed in Izamal by local photographer Julio Leal Ortiz. Photo: Courtesy A 5-year-old girl from...

Film crew from China documents the secrets of traditional Yucatecan cuisine

A Chinese production team spent a week in Tekax capturing the experience of the Chab family. Photo: Courtesy

Santos Inocentes: Don’t believe anything for 24 hours

On Dec. 28, if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. The journalist's maxim is especially true today....