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
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