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Church guilds in Yucatan continue centuries-old traditions

The faithful prepare feasts for their patron saint in Dzoncahuich, Yucatan. Photo: EFE / Cuauhtemoc Moreno Hundreds of...

Here are Mexico’s 5 best cities for Carnaval

The editors at Mexico Destinos place Merida's Carnaval among the best in Mexico.

The art of papel picado is steeped in Mexican tradition

Whether mass-produced or handmade, those colorful rows of perforated paper, or papel picado, represent a Mexican folk-art tradition that has endured since pre-Hispanic times.

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.

Oranges galore at 33rd Oxkutzcab festival

La Feria de la Naranja kicked off last night with the coronation of their Orange Queen, as well as fireworks and stilt walkers.

Ánimas procession attracts an estimated 57,000 people

Organizers of this  year's Paseo de las Ánimas estimate about 57,000 people took to the streets, in a highlight of the city's Day of the Dead festivities.

Parade, performances and altars at the Plaza Grande

Actors, students and altars come together Saturday at the Plaza Grande.

Families add color to grave markers at city cemeteries

As the Day of the Dead approaches, cemeteries in Merida come alive.

Family of traditional candy-makers opens shop in Centro

After four generations, a family of candy-makers has its first store in the Centro Histórico.

Pepe Aguilar to serenade Mérida for Independence Day

Grammy-winning ranchera singer Pepe Aguilar will join the public in celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day on the Plaza Grande this year.