Over 135,000 meridanos gathered on Sunday February 11 at Plaza Carnaval in the Xmatkuil Fairgrounds for “The Sunday of Bachata” of the Carnival of Merida 2018, to enjoy a sunny day full of tropical rhythms, With the participation of comparsas and families, locals, national and foreign visitors had a great time.
Shortly before noon, thousands of meridanos arrived in free public transport buses, or in their own vehicles to get a good seat, and by 1 pm, the Xmatkuil parking lot was at his maximum capacity.
Before the start of the festivities, municipal president, Maria Fritz Sierra visited the module of the Municipal Police of Mérida accompanied by Commander Arturo Romero Escalante who informed of the coordination with the state and federal police adding more than 700 agents for the surveillance and supervision of the area.
and resulted without any accident so far in the celebrations to God Momo in Xmatkuil.
Fritz Sierra also thanked the Municipal Public Services workers, whose director reported that 624 workers assigned to Plaza Carnaval work in two shifts to keep the facilities clean. Its director, Luis Jorge Montalvo Duarte, informed that until Sunday, 20 tons of waste were collected.
The mayor also highlighted the participation of local families, that could attend the festivity thanks to the free shuttle service. According to Edgardo Bolio, director of the Implan, until today they have moved to Plaza Carnaval just over 25 thousand people, back abd forth the Historic Center, Plaza El Patio (formerly Plaza Sendero) and Jacinto Canek Avenue.
During the event the Marching Band of the Dragons of Jalapa performed, whose music received the applause of the crowd and began the festive atmosphere. In the heat of the party, the families got up from their seats and also danced to the rhythm of salsa, cumbia and reggaetón while the floats passed by.
The parade kicked off with the participation of the Coca Cola car allusive to the film “Coco” where the Carnival Queen of Merida 2018 “Mosk I” was travelling. The Queen stopped the parade to personally greet Mayor María Fritz.
Then various groups of dance academies and communities continued the tour wearing colorful and striking costumes, giving example of discipline and beauty.
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