Published On: Mon, Feb 17th, 2014

Mérida Carnival 2014 Official Kick off on Saturday night

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In the middle of a colorful celebration featuring music and dance, the Mérida Carnival 2014 Kings’ coronation took place 8pm on Saturday night, at the Francisco I. Madero neighborhood baseball field, in the Southwestern part of the City.

The ceremony was conducted by Yucatecan actress María José Rosado and Mexican TV star Héctor Sandarti.

María José Rosado and Héctor Sandarti

María José Rosado and Héctor Sandarti (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

 

 

According to Diario de Yucatán, the event gathered 4,500 people, but Mayor Renán Barrera declared this morning on an interview with journalist José Luis Preciado of Radio Fórmula, that the attendance was of 6,000 people.

 

 

Municipal authorities, headed by the Mayor and his wife, along with Liliana Bolio Pinelo, Executive Secretary of the Carnival’s Standing Committee, crowned this year’s kings, who danced to a variety of rhythms, such as salsa, reggaeton, pop, swing, country, tropical, dressed in flashy colorful costumes, including masks, large feathers, plumes and colored stones.

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Mayor Renán Barrera in the crowning ceremony (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

 

There are four King categories for the Mérida Carnival 2014:

  • Mérida Carnival 2014 Kings: Natalia Villanueva Denis “Natalia I” y Kenny Calderón Rodríguez “Chayak I”.

    Natalia Villanueva Denis “Natalia I” y Kenny Calderón Rodríguez “Chayak I”

    Natalia Villanueva Denis “Natalia I” y Kenny Calderón Rodríguez “Chayak I” (Rey Feo, Ugly King) (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

  • Children’s king and queen: Ana Paola Cimé Góngora “Ana Paola I” y Ary Alejandro Collí Campos “Ary I”.

    Ana Paola Cimé Góngora “Ana Paola I” y Ary Alejandro Collí Campos “Ary I”

    Ana Paola Cimé Góngora “Ana Paola I” y Ary Alejandro Collí Campos “Ary I” (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

  • Handicap King and Queen: Estela Trinidad Tzuc Meza “Tita I” y Emmanuel Antonio Cárdenas Sosa “Emmanuel I”

     Estela Trinidad Tzuc Meza “Tita I” y Emmanuel Antonio Cárdenas Sosa “Emmanuel I”

    Estela Trinidad Tzuc Meza “Tita I” y Emmanuel Antonio Cárdenas Sosa “Emmanuel I” (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

  • Intelectual disability King and Queen: Teresita González Vázquez “Teresita I” y Germán Emmanuel Ortiz Cervantes “Germán I”.

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    Teresita González Vázquez “Teresita I” y Germán Emmanuel Ortiz Cervantes “Germán I” (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

  • Senior Citizen King and Queen: María Concepción Mena Che “Conchi I” y Jorge Carlos Ballote Caballero “El Padrino I”.

    María Concepción Mena Che “Conchi I” y Jorge Carlos Ballote Caballero “El Padrino I”

    María Concepción Mena Che “Conchi I” y Jorge Carlos Ballote Caballero “El Padrino I” (Photo by http://yucatan.com.mx)

At the end of the formal coronation ceremony, around 8:45 pm, a fantasy show started, in which all the Carnival kings danced on stage.carnaval145

 

Source: http://yucatan.com.mx

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