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New Year’s Day Parade in Ajijic 2016

The New Year’s Day parade was fun. I went into town around nine in the morning. I thought the parade started in the morning but it didn’t start until two in the afternoon.  The town was practically deserted in the morning until around noon and then it got crowded. There was more traffic here than I had ever seen. Traffic was at a standstill. Lots of people were waiting for the parade too.

Parade sign
Parade sign

I loved the bird float. That took a lot of work and time to make. Check out the detail of the wings.

Float
Float

I like to photograph the crowd. I took this one in a lull in the parade. People looking in both directions. Waiting, and waiting. It was a day of waiting….

Parade Watchers
Parade Watchers

I liked seeing the child with angel wings behind the old man. Maybe the man represented Father Time.

Angel
Angel

This huge guitar had writing on it. I didn’t get a chance to read what was written on it but I believe it was of future music events here.

Guitar
Guitar

Some of the people walking in the parade looked tired. It must have been hard to walk in a parade after a night of staying up late and partying.

People Walking
People Walking

I wonder if this is a first parade for the little boy in the photo below. He seems anxious about what is going on.

Little Boy
Little Boy

People in the next two floats were having fun dancing.

Float
Float

I couldn’t figure out the signicance of the old sewing machine in the float. Have any ideas?

Float
Float

The man in the photo below seems to be pleading for something. I don’t know what. Maybe more beer?

Float
Float

The two girls with him have their own beers. Oh, to be young again and be able to party all night and the next day too.

Float
Float

When I posted the photo below I noticed that the band members were all children. I missed it until now. The man was singing up a storm.

Float
Float

The Simpson family showed up to be in the parade. Hope they enjoyed themselves. I think so. Bart’s Simpson is most likely drinking a beer out of that cup. His beer bottle is on the floor below.

Float
Float

The candy land float was very creative. They were throwing candy into the crowd.

Float
Float

Is the person in the photo below a man? Or a woman?

Float
Float

So we are almost at the end of the parade. Only the band and the horses come next. The band was small and there were only two horses. Must have been lots of partying going on New Year’s Eve with the Cowboys and the musicians.

Marching Band
Marching Band

And another Old Man Time. The grandpa, Abuelito. Little grandpa.

Old Man
Old Man

Last but not least, the two Cowboys with their horses. No dancing horses in this parade.

Horses
Horses

If you are ever in Ajijic on New Year’s Day, don’t miss the parade. But don’t go too early or else you will be sitting on a street corner for several hours. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

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Writer Evelyn

I am a single retired woman living in Ajijic Mexico. I participate in writing informative articles about the Lake Chapala area for AccessLakeChapala.com and hope my posts can give you an idea of what to expect when you visit the area.

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2 thoughts on “New Year’s Day Parade in Ajijic 2016”

  • francis rose

    January 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    thank you for the pics. sorry i missed it. maybe next year. the weather looked beautiful.
    fran

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  • L.Ray

    January 12, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Thank you for this blog. I’m hoping to retire to Ajijic or the surrounding area sometime before fall of this year and there isn’t a day goes by that I don’t visit it via YouTube through videos and blogs like yours. Being a photographer/musician/writer type, I see so much inspiration there, something I’ve been missing for a long time it seems. That’s where my heart is telling me I must go. Thank you.
    L.Ray

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