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Vaquería Night

Mon., March 20 @ 9:00 pm

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A local dance, the Vaquería, is performed every week in the street in front of the Palacio Municipal, facing the Plaza Grande.

This colorful dance has its origins in the Yucatán’s colonial days. Once a year, villagers were permitted by the Spanish elite to celebrate, and the wives of the local cowboys (vaqueros) were in charge or organizing the festivities and would don their most elaborate dresses, before leading their husbands in the dance.

Today, the dance is performed for free, under the auspices of the city’s cultural organizers.


Mon., March 20
9:00 pm
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Palacio Municipal (City Hall)
Plaza Grande, Centro
Merida, Yucatan 97000 Mexico
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