Tag archive for ‘Mayan Culture’
By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Yucatan University sees great potential in “rural tourism”

It is necessary that the government promote the realization of cultural activities in rural communities… MERIDA – According to Carlos García García, member of the National Academic Committee of Rural Tourism, More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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For the second year, Kanasín’s “Nohoch Pib” breaks size record

In its first edition in 2016, the Nohoch Pib measured 120 linear meters; this year it was 150 meters… MERIDA — In this second edition of the “Nohoch Pib” (Nohoch: Mayan word that means “Big/Huge”), More...

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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Musician Armando Manzanero to be honored at Chichén Itzá

The concert will be on February 3rd, and tickets are available starting October 24th…. MERIDA — The next February 3 will be when the artistic career of Armando Manzanero, in his native Yucatan, is celebrated, 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 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 Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Learn more about Yucatan’s attractions at “Expo Redescubre Yucatan”

Among the activities at the expo will be music, lectures and a giant 150-meter-long “Pib”… MERIDA — The second edition of the “Expo Redescubre Yucatan” 2017 will take place on November More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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Many animals protagonized Maya legends

Before the Conquest, the native people of Yucatan attributed to several species of fauna a mythical character; during the Colonial era, the animals became part of legends, some of which are narrated even now. The More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Tulum, the only Mayan city built on the coast

The Mayan city of Tulum stands 130 km south and 700 years away of Cancun. But the contrast between the two can be measured in more than just distance and time. Cancun is a string of large resort hotels which did More...