In a press conference earlier this week Cozumel’s Mayor, Freddy Marrufo officially unveiled the cultural and sports programs lined up for this years “Feria de Cedral 2014.”  This 166 year old tradition, is deeply rooted in the history of Cozumel.  The Inauguration to this year’s event, which will take place on April 26th will be overseen by the Governor of the State, and Cozumel native, Roberto Borge.  Feria de Cedral events include traditional horse racing, cycling , walking , wrestling, bullfighting , dances , as well as the presentation of Yucatecan trova , workshops for children , a fair with rides and other family friendly activities.  The artists who are scheduled to preform include: Benny, Sasha y Erik Primera Fila, Los Juglares, Ángeles Azules y Mariana Seoane.

The Ferias de Cedral and Santa Cruz date all the way back to 1848,  and since then, people from the all over the Yucatán come to El Cedral every year to join the festivities. The festivities start on the 26th of april and will end on the 4th of May with the traditional dance,  “La Cabeza de Cochino. ”  Last year Cozumel municipal officals applied to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to secure the Feria de El Cedral and the Feria de Santa Cruz de Saban as cultural and history heritage.   

This story originally appeared in the weekly Cozumel 4 You NEWS – the island’s number one source of positive information about our island!  Be sure and subscribe to the weekly NEWS to find out all the island events!…

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.
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Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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