Wednesday, May 21, 2014


On the etymology of Tizimín multiple versions . Most of them relate to the tapir Tizimín or blanket ( Tapirella dowii ) . In ancient times the population and the region was known as Te - cah - tzimin or Tzimintán , among others. The above names mean Tzimin Location , ie , instead of the tapir , animal abounded for the course . Tizimín today is the third largest city in the state of Yucatan ; It is the municipal seat of the most extensive jurisdiction of the State with 4,132 square kilometers , where live 86 communities whose residents are
engaged in agriculture, beekeeping, fishing and various activities in their adaptation to resources and climate of the region . The place where today the head of the present municipality of Tizimín ( "Place of the Tapir " ) stands part , in ancient times , in the province of copules .

 The date of the founding of Tizimín is lost in the mists of time , however , it is known that by the year 1550 Captain Sebastian Burgos for Hispanic causes conquered this territory. As in the whole peninsula , in Tizimín the system known as encomienda, it prevails throughout the colonial period is established. The village then Tizimín belonged to the jurisdiction of Valladolid. Shortly after independence Yucatan and subsequent annexation to the rest of Mexico , the people of Tizimín stands at the head of the party of the same name ( 1825). This town undergoes various changes in its category , because in 1841 goes from village to village ; then in 1914 acquired city status , which loses itself in the same year , being again as villa. In 1922 , Villa loses its status and becomes people. In the aftermath of the government of Dr. Francisco Luna Kan , then people Tizimín rises to the rank of city retains to this day . Recently created, the shield of the city of Tizimín sample, so graphic , history , economics and tradition of the community. The description and interpretation of the heraldic symbol is as follows :

 The body of the coat is of irregular shape and is divided into three characters. A sinister (higher headquarters ) appears a leafy tree , in front of which crosses a Tapir , symbol of the population (remember that Tizimín means "Place of the Tapir "). To the right hand on top , the head of a bull is seen , symbolizing livestock production in the municipality and in the bottom three crowns of kings who , in fact, correspond to the biblical kings who visited the baby Eastern Jesus , whose feast is celebrated annually in the municipality. Tizimín, is an opportunity to experience for those who like to share native customs , the friendly and helpful treatment of its people and to those who encounter with nature and the details of the transformation of man towards civilization , with an offer novel and complementary to other tourist destinations in the Mexican southeast . Tizimín is not the classic attraction . You will find comfortable hotels, restaurants with varied cuisine and travel agencies promoting " tours" to nearby places. Also see local people , cowboys and Indians Maya mixed together , forming one people.

 The tizimileña fair has become an important religious, folk and craft event every year attracts thousands of visitors who come mainly fervor employers . In the days of this event , Tizimín transforms and dresses to please your visitors and make them more comfortable and pleasant stay . From December 31 to January 10 , the main day on January 6 , Tizimín dresses up to commemorate their patron saints biblical " Three Kings " , Melchor , Gaspar and Baltasar .

The festivities include masses , pilgrimages , processions , dairy , livestock , agricultural, industrial and commercial exhibitions as well as arena that lasts more than a week . Devotion to the Magi is very strong , pilgrims come from far away , sometimes for miles . Also, if you want to take over your stay, after serving their religious commitments and walk around the livestock and industrial fair, a visit to nearby ports, such as San Felipe and Rio Lagartos, provides an opportunity to extend the fun . In those places located accommodation and fine dining . You can also walk around the ports of Las Coloradas and El Cuyo. If you plan to stay more than a day in Tizimín , the city is "painted " to treat him as he deserves one . Hotels, restaurants and disco Stravaganza are available . The rich and varied regional food will leave the passage , in the premises of the fair and various restaurants where dishes besides eating quality , made ​​with the utmost hygiene, receive thorough , friendly staff, and you will find fair prices. The surrounding land is flat and fertile Tizimín unlike the rest of the peninsula that has little land covering a huge plate of limestone. This fertile land , along with the rainy season from June to October , maintain the grasses and grains for livestock and also an active sawmill industry . Trees precious woods such as cedar , jabín , tzalam , bojom , sapote and others are sawn Tizimín