La boda de ”María José”

I don’t get in to “Centro” very often, even though I love to walk around there and just window shop the people, events, and sights.

Yesterday I had cause to be in “Centro” about 6pm.  Not a great time, it was hot, the light was not great, there were THRONGS of people. Actually an unusual amount of people, and as I got closer to the zocalo and the cathedral there were cheers, and festive whooping it up sounds.  In fact there were hundreds of people piled up around the cathedral, and even more in the zocalo.

 There was also a stage set up in the zocalo, it was surrounded with people and there were dancers milling about as if waiting for something.  Some special event.  I did stop and ask some young workers at a nearby store who were leaning against the doorway and watching the activities.  They said it was a novena. 

Anyway, back to the hoopla at the cathedral and in the zocalo.

Yesterday was the wedding of Maria José and Alejandro.
Maria José and Alejandro are popular TV caracters of the telenovela “Sortilegio”.  Unfortunately I don’t watch the telenovelas although I should just to help me with my spanish, else I’d have recognized the names on the backdrop of the stage.
Here’s a link to the story in today’s Diario.
It’s odd,  isn’t it.  I rarely get to Centro, and then yesterday I’m there for la boda de Maria José.

About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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5 Responses to La boda de ”María José”

  1. Laurie says:

    These are beautiful pictures. Reminds me a bit of Comayagua, Honduras the colonial capital of Central America. However, lately it is largely deserted due to our political troubles. I hope you enjoyed your day.

  2. Tom and Debi says:

    Jonna – did you watch Sortilegio? I was out for the evening.

    Wm L – perhaps had I had a clue as to what was going on, and who the participants are I too would have screamed like a schoolgirl at a 70's Beatles concert, but alas, I am not so knowledgable. There was enough screaming going on already.

    Calypso – Nope, oddly I didn't see anyone running around with a clipboard annd forms requesting signatures.

    There was also a bit of TV News time devoted to the nuptuals.


  3. Calypso says:

    OMG Mi esposa's amigos would be soooo jealous. Can you declare being an extra on the set? I bet they don't get releases signed or pay anyone that falls into camera view – huh? 😉

  4. Did you scream and rip your hair out?!?!

  5. Jonna says:

    We also happened to drive around the square yesterday and saw the stage and all the people. I didn't know who they were either, I also should be watching the telenovelas. I guess we should really watch the finale tomorrow (9pm).

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