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The revelry- La Jarana

La Jarana (the revelry) is a dance and musical form unique to the Yucatan Peninsula.  La Jarana means many things- fun, bustling, and noisy are the most common synonyms.  This dance is a combination of Spanish and Mayan rhythm and …

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The Evolution of Hipils as Fashion in Yucatan

One of the most common types of traditional women’s clothing still worn on the Yucatan Peninsula is called the hipil (also spelled huipil).  Hipils come in many shapes and sizes and are worn as dresses or as a blouse in …

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