Clouds spoil Spring Equinox at Dzibilchaltún; hopes high for Chichén Itzá

A cloudy morning ruined Spring Equinox at Dzibilchaltún. Photo: Reporteros Hoy
A cloudy morning ruined Spring Equinox at Dzibilchaltún. Photo: Reporteros Hoy

Mérida, Yucatán — The sun god Kin bypassed Dzibilchaltún this morning, ruining what was hoped to be a glorious morning at the Temple of the Seven Dolls.

Visitors got up early to enjoy the phenomenon that marks the beginning of spring. But a cold front blocks the sun’s rays, which would normally be perfectly centered in the temple’s arch.

Visitors, national and foreign visitors alike, still enjoyed the morning and celebrated the new season together, according to a reporter at Reporteros Hoy.

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The director of the Board of Cultural and Tourism Services Units (Cultur), Dafne López Martínez, said the site received about 1,500 people before dawn.

For the afternoon equinox, in Chichén Itzá, visitors will hope to see the famous feathered serpent descend the main temple’s steps.

Residents of Yucatan with official identification are exempt from the state fee, paying only the federal duty of 70 pesos.

Children under 13, people with disabilities, pensioners and students with valid Mexican accreditation will be admitted free of charge.

For national and foreign visitors, the entrance to Chichén Itzá costs 168 and 254 pesos, respectively.

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