Published On: Fri, Oct 13th, 2017

Full schedule of events to close Merida’s year in the cultural spotlight

Mayor Mauricio Vila announced the events for the last two months of the year in Merida, American Capital of Culture 2017….

MERIDA – The closure of the year 2017, for which Merida was designated American Capital of Culture, will feature many events that the public will be able to enjoy. Here are some to consider:


  • The musical presentation of Karen Souza on October 26th and 28th;
  • The dance spectacle “Pixel”, on November 4th and 5th;
  • The installation of a real size Sistine Chapel model on November 6th to 19th;
  • The presentation of the Dutch trumpeter Maite Hontelé, on November 30th and December 2nd ;
  • The presentation of the Argentine singer Fito Páez on December 17th.

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Another event that was promoted along these closure activities was the “Festival de las Ánimas”, which will be realized on October 23rd to 30th.

The Mayor detailed that this year’s festival will include installation of altars, a photographic exposition, theater, music and dance performances,  and such traditional activities as the Yucatecan Vaquería, Serenatas, Mexican Night and the Sunday fair “Mérida en Domingo”.

Children play amid illuminated globes in Merida’s Plaza Grande. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)



The year 2018 will start with the International Lights Festival FILUX on January 4th to 7th, as a free public event that consists of multiple exhibitions throughout the most beautiful places in Merida’s Downtown .

Source: yucatan.com.mx

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