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Major Hanal Pixán events canceled, but cemeteries to remain open

Paseo de las Ánimas. Photo; Punto Medio El Paseo de las Ánimas, the wildly popular street procession that...

A quiet ‘grito’ to mark Mexico’s independence

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves the national flag Tuesday after giving the annual independence shout from the balcony of the...

No patriotic decorations in Merida for Independence Day

The Paseo de Montejo is alive with lights celebrating Mexican independence. File photo First, El Grito was canceled....

Chicxulub cancels huge annual festival honoring its patron saint

Chicxulub Puerto is losing a popular August holiday as local officials attempt to discourage crowds and the spread...

That Sunday brunch with Mom would have been rained out anyway

The blue area of ​​the map shows the "cordon" of storms and strong wind that will pass through the entire Peninsula...

What to expect, and what to remember, as Mexico celebrates Constitution...

Although the holiday is officially on Wednesday, Mexico celebrates Constitution Day on Monday to allow a three-day weekend for schools, banks and government offices.

As Meridanos sleep in, the Centro is calm on a cool...

Photo: Punto Medio Normally hot and bustling, downtown Merida was cold and quiet for Christmas morning.

Here is our Yucatán Thanksgiving Dining Guide for 2019

Thanksgiving this year is celebrated north of the border on Thursday, Nov. 28. And the flavors of the...

Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican...

By Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Day of the Dead might sound like a...

Airfare skyrockets, seats vanish as Hanal Pixán approaches

Hanal Pixan celebrates memories of our loved ones. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — Hanal Pixan celebrations have become...

Just who is La Catrina, anyway?

La Catrina's origins can be traced to an early parody from a lithographer named José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).

Common misconceptions about the Day of the Dead celebration

Photo: Getty The Day of the Dead is not the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the...

Anunciando la 6ta Guía de Thanksgiving 2019 por Yucatan Expat Life

Si tu restaurante esta ofreciendo un menu de Thanksgiving el jueves 28 de noviembre, avísanos por adelantado.

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,...