Location of the Municipality in the State of Yucatán
|• Mayor||Álvaro Coral (PRI)|
|• Total||198 km2 (76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
|Climate data for Dzidzantún|
|Average high °C (°F)||32.4
|Average low °C (°F)||18.5
|Precipitation mm (inches)||30
|Source: Weatherbase |
The site where today stands the village of Dzidzantún "What is written in stone," head of the municipality of the same name, belonged to pre-Hispanic times in the province of Ah Kin Chel. Although there are no data on its foundation by the conquerors, there is a document that attests that the year 1549 there was an Encomienda on this site in favor of Mr. Hernán Muñoz Vaquiano. Since the late nineteenth century belonged to Dzidzantún from Temax until 1918 that stands head of the municipality of the same name by agreement of the Organic Law of the State of Yucatan.
This municipality is located in the coastal region known as the northern Gulf of Mexico. It falls within the parallel 21° 12' and 21° 23' latitude north and between 88° 57' and 89° 04' west longitude and has an average height of 4 meters.
The municipality is made up of 7 communities, the most significant are: Dzidzantún (Municipal Seat), Santa Clara.
Festivals, Dances and Traditions
January, festivities in honor of Santa Clara.
June 10 to June 13, will celebrate the festival in honor of San Antonio de Padua, patron of the people.
August 8 to 14 August, festivities in honor of Santa Clara, patron of the people (August 11).
Run the traditional Fiesta, Tradiciones and Customs
For All Saints and faithful departed it is customary to place an altar in the place of the main house, which gives the dead the food that they liked: the traditional Mucbil Pollo, accompanied by corn atole again, and chocolate beaten with water. Regional festivals in the dance jaranas people making skills among participants.
It is the custom for women to use simple Huipil, highlighting the embroidered square neck and cutting edge clothing, this is placed over the shaft, which is subject to a ripple bottom half at the waist with a girdle of the same fabric; fit sandals and sun protection are covered with a shawl. Farmers, especially the elderly, are dressed in baggy trousers, blanket, raw abotonada front shirt, apron Cotia and straw hat.
For major events and Vaquerías women wear a Terno dress, made of fine fabrics, lace and embroidery generally made by hand in cross stitch. This is supplemented with long gold chains, earrings, coral beads or watermark rebozo and Santa Maria.
The men wear white trousers made of cut straight Philippine fine cloth (the rich have been in the garment buttoning gold), hats and sandals Jipijapa, without missing the traditional red scarf bandana popularly known as essential to the Jarana dance.
- "Nuestros municipios - Dzidzantún". Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.
- "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Dzidzantún, Yucatán". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.