Watch your consumption of Yucatecan delicacies in this “Día de Muertos” season

Excess consumption of traditional meals can lead to health complications… MERIDA – Everybody knows that Yucatecan cuisine is delicious, and these days start throughout the country a season full of traditional meals. The first of all these plates is the “Dia de Muertos” Pib, which unfortunately contains high level of fats, as well as sugars More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Hanal Pixán, Yucatecan “Dia de Muertos”: The Altar is heart of the festivity

This custom has its origin in the ancient Mayan rituals to present their respects to their dead, and those rituals were mixed with the Catholic beliefs that the Spanish brought to Mexico five hundred years ago… Everybody More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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The “Paseo de las Animas”, Merida’s new tradition

To live the path followed by the souls in the “Dia de Muertos” celebration, the living ones make this tour from the City’s General Graveyard to one of the most emblematic parks in the Historic Center… The More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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‘Pan de Muerto’: The sweet part of the ‘Dia de Muertos’ festivity

As part of its series this week on the Day of the Dead festivities, TYT brings you the origin and meaning of the delicious and traditional “Pan de Muerto”…. On the altar, along with the Pib and the traditional More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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TYT Infographic: Día de Muertos

One of Mexico’s most iconic annual events is coming at the end of October: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Here’s a TYT Infographic to help you understand and appreciate this fantastical celebration More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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The Yucatán Governor Who Empowered Women

“Surprising History in Yucatán” Article 32, by Robert D. Temple…. Yucatán’s newly elected governor stepped out onto the balcony of the Government Palace overlooking Mérida’s central plaza.  He More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Yucatan cultural attractions are poised to break annual visitors record

Museums and archaeological sites expect to close this year with more than three million visitors…. MERIDA — Yucatan is close to breaking the record of visitor influx in the state’s museums and More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Human sacrifice was a fact of early Mexican culture: new book

More details about the practice of human sacrifice during earlier times in Mexico are offered in a new book by a Mexican archaeologist, who analyzed remains of 101 people sacrificed 500 years ago… Ximena More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Columbus Day? Not in Mexico… Here we celebrate “Día de la Raza”

Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. Although the United States celebrates Columbus Day on the second Monday of October each year, in Mexico the holiday More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Public invited to savor first “Pib Fair” in Merida

It is set for October 29 in the San Sebastian neighborhood…. MERIDA – One of the most emblematic and important Mexican festivities is approaching, and this year to celebrate the “Day of the Dead” in More...