Mérida Yucatan Carnival:
The Yucatán Peninsula’s capital city of Mérida is one of the many cities that celebrate Carnival. Since 1980, the people of the Yucatán celebrate the marching of “El Jacarandoso,” a popular character who was once king of the Carnival and annually displays the most colorful and amusing costume.
On Monday during Carnival week, the ladies don hand-embroidered dresses and the gentlemen sparkling white guayaberas, the dress shirts typical of the region.
Each day, a parade is celebrated with a different theme, including Happiness, Battle of the Flowers and Children’s Parade.
The parade route starts at the Monument to the Flag on Paseo Montejo Street and ends at San Juan Park.
Good places to view the parades are the Main Plaza and Paseo Montejo. All along the route, people dance in the streets to the music of the famous Mexican bands who grace the celebration.
Merida Yucatan Carnival Photogallery
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