This is the second pandemic Christmas for our world. Merida, like most cities, has suffered a lot. I’m feeling a lot of hope and joy with the beautiful decorations and holiday spirit here.
A glorieta is simply a roundabout. There are many of these in Merida. Some have statues or fountains. But during Christmas the glorietas are transformed into magical holiday delights. One of our great community members here, Monte, made a great video of the glorietas. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZrFmzVcXUY&feature=youtu.be
His YouTube channel is actual a wonderful font of information on life in Merida.
If you are in Merida here is a link to a map of many of the glorietas. If you are not here please enjoy and like Monte’s video.
Las Caravanas de Navidenas!
Las Caravanas are especially wonderful tradition of the Merida holiday seasons. Floats, full of musicians, decorations, holiday characters and of course Santa, visit all the different neighborhoods.
We we so excited when they visited our neighborhood of Emiliano Zapata Oriente!
Of course, the season is not complete without at least on holiday party! We had a great time at the Peppermint Soiree.
Most importantly, Christmas is a season of giving! I’m so grateful to have participated Amurt-Amurtel and their wonderful Christmas party for the underserved communities of Merida. Thank you to everyone who helped me collect toys for the children there. It was truly the best part of the season.