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For Independence Day, 40,000 join Yucatan governor to cheer ¡Viva México!

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal leads "el grito" at the government palace late Saturday night. Photo: Punto Medio

Merida’s U.S. Consulate marks July 4 with Apollo 11-themed party

"Today we celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States, and as every year, we...

May Day rallies across the Merida unify workers

For International Worker's Day, some 600 members of various collective trade unions marched to demand respect and better working conditions.

3 days of St. Patrick’s Day at Hennessy’s

Hennessy's Irish Pub offers three days of St. Patrick's celebrations.

For Valentine’s Day: Concierto Los Romántico de América

Musical evening for Valentine's Day with The Baby's, Los Angeles Negros, Leo Dan, Nelson Ned, Camilo Sesto, Grupo Yndio, King Clave and many others....

Merida’s giant rosca is ready for 3 King’s Day

The 23rd annual "Rosca de Reyes Grande del Sureste" is expected to bring more than 3,000 people the hotel zone for a slice of the traditional ring cake.

The Mayan Train tunnel, and other fake news on El Dia...

Dia de los Santos Inocentes is just like April Fool's Day, but your local news site is more likely to take...

Thank the 4th wise man for gingerbread houses at Christmas

Since I write about decorating homes, I thought it was fitting at this time to explain the history of gingerbread houses.

4 questions for Chef Christian Bravo

With New Year's Eve around the corner, we asked Chef Christian Bravo of the gorgeous new Sanbravo Seafood & Steakhouse five quick questions about ringing in the new year.

Santa gets pulled over, and photo goes viral

A newspaper photographer captured the moment a motorcycle-riding Santa was pulled over by a policeman.

Traffic doesn’t take a holiday in Merida’s Centro

A policeman directs traffic on Calle 54 and 47 during Noche Blanca in Merida. Photo: Lee Steele Merida,...

Paco de Maria helps usher in Merida’s Christmas season

Backed up with live Big Band music, popular performer Paco de Maria headlined Saturday night's Christmas tree lighting on the edge of the Paseo de Montejo.

Toys for Joy celebrates 4th year collecting gifts for area children

Yucatan Giving Outreach AC announced today that the last in the series of this year's Season of Sharing events is almost sold out.

Christmas ornaments start to appear on city streets

Some 2,000 Christmas decorations have started to appear on city streets, and city workers have their work cut out for them.

Recipe: Oyster dressing, Jeremiah Tower style

Legendary chef Jeremiah Tower (and expat living in Merida) was on New Orleans television recently to demonstrate a timely recipe.

Festival de las Ánimas: Here is Mérida’s 2018 lineup for Hanal...

The Festival de las Ánimas (Festival of Souls) 2018, which will be held from Oct. 24 to 31, celebrates Yucatán's unique take on the Day of the Dead.

Mérida marks Independence Day with a somber military parade

After a night of patriotic celebrations, locals and visitors today returned to the Plaza Grande Sunday morning for a civic military parade to mark Mexico's 208th year of independence.

Yucatán police get ready for Independence Day revelry across Mérida

While the public is celebrating Independence Day, the state Ministry of Public Security (SSP) will be watching closely.

Mérida’s streets to be adorned for Mexico’s Independence Day

The entire country is preparing for its traditional commemoration on Sept. 15, and the capital of Yucatán is no exception.

Crosses appear at construction sites for El Día de la Santa...

The workers place it there themselves, a tradition they have followed for years, believing it brings blessings that protect them.

For Labor Day, banks, English library closed, but shops and zoos...

It's business as usual for Labor Day on Tuesday at the zoos and some essential city agencies. 

Dia del Niño is all about the kids on April 30

Yucatecan families will indulge their children to the tune of between 600 and 1,000 pesos when they celebrate the Dia del Niño on Monday, April 30. 

Nearly a quarter million pack Yucatán’s beaches on Easter weekend

High temperatures and good weather lured an estimated 220,000 beachgoers to the coast over the Easter weekend. 

What’s closed, what’s open and who’s working on the Easter-week holidays

Today and Friday are bank holidays, and school is out, but not everyone gets the day off.