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Nutella’s new campaign gets marquesitas wrong, annoying watchful Yucatecos

As part of a special summer special edition, Nutella is launching eight collectible jars highlighting the way their product is used across Mexico. 

This healthier take on Yucatecan kibis will impress your guests

Brought to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants in the 19th century, the noble kibbeh fast became one of Yucatán’s favorite snacks. 

Good reasons to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on both sides of...

Contrary to what many people think, Americans are not appropriating a Mexican celebration on May 5.

Tradition and folklore of Yucatán on full display at Hoctún’s colorful...

Cemeteries in Yucatán are known for color and tradition as much as they are about death.

Yucatán authorities say it’s about time to regulate lasso tournaments

A call to action from congress comes after a teenage vaquero lost his life during a tournament earlier this week in Kanasín. 

A new generation takes the helm at one of Mérida’s oldest...

For just shy of 80 years, the Panaderia Santa Teresita has been baking up a storm in Mérida’s García Ginerés neighborhood.

It’s a wrap for new South Korean docuseries featuring Yucatán Magazine...

The new South Korean docuseries being filmed in Yucatán has finished rolling after almost two weeks of intense shoots.

Yucatán looks forward to Easter under the ‘new normal’

Feeling encouraged by falling hospitalization rates and deaths from COVID-19, many communities in Yucatán are preparing for Easter festivities and events under the “new normal.”

New genetically modified maize varieties move in, threatening native species

Though more vulnerable to drought, traditional varieties of maize such as the Nuuk Nal, which has a reddish color, tend to be larger and more nutritious than their genetically modified counterparts, according to Díaz.

Mérida’s Monumento a la Patria — a temple to unity, history,...

El Monumento a la Patria is without a doubt one of Mérida's most recognizable landmarks. Even visitors passing through the city for only a day, or even a few hours, likely stop by and visit this iconic monument. 

In Yucatán, Mondays were made for frijol con puerco

Mondays in Yucatán are all about frijol con puerco. This traditional pork, rice, and beans dish is much beloved by people across the state, but you are unlikely to find it on the menu of any restaurant..

Mérida gears up for its annual tamales festival

During the event, several vendors will be selling tamales of several different types, including the Yucatecan Xpelón, as well as versions traditional to states like Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. 

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.