Tag archive for ‘Tradition’
By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Be prepared for Monday Nov. 20: street, office and school closures

This year’s Mexican Revolution parade will be made up of 5,972 elements organized into 80 contingents, from middle and secondary schools, to the state, federal and municipal police, as well as the Armed Forces… MERIDA More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 16th, 2017

600 holiday fireworks sellers are expected to fill the streets of Merida

More than 600 permits will be granted to fireworks vendors for the Christmas festivities…. MERIDA — The Christmas season is just around the corner, and with that is expected a huge influx of fireworks More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017

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 Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Thousands honor deceased relatives in Merida

The Xoclán and General cemeteries received hundreds of families, nevertheless this year’s influx of visitors is considered relatively low… MERIDA — Despite low numbers in some of the cemeteries of More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Día de Muertos – All Saints Day: two schools of thought blend into one tradition

Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors deceased loved ones. In Mexico, the celebration is held from October 31 to November 2nd, coinciding with the Catholic feast days of All More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Cemeteries of Merida receive “Dia de Muertos” visitors

Merida municipal authorities expect a large visitor influx on November 1st and 2nd to the cemeteries of the city…. MERIDA – The city authorities have been working in the 5 cemeteries of Merida and those More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 27th, 2017

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 Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Merida’s General Cemetery: The gate to the other life

There are 25,700 vaults, ossuaries and mausoleums in the 150,000 square meters that house the general cemetery of Mérida…. MERIDA – The final residence of the people of Merida, its General Cemetery, has More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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 8th, 2017

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...