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The Verbena Celebration in Ajijic 2017

The Verbena Celebration in Ajijic 2017

The Verbena Celebration was held at the Ajijic Plaza on April 9th, Sunday, the first day of Holy Week, Palm Sunday. Verbena has several meanings. It is a flowering plant that has 250 different species in it. It is a carnival. Also an agricultural show, amusement park and dance party. But I think dance party […]

Constitution Day Parade in Ajijic 2017

Constitution Day Parade in Ajijic 2017

Constitution Day was on February 5th but it was celebrated as a national holiday on Monday, February 6th. Many stores were closed on the 6th but the parade was on Sunday, February 5th. I forgot about the holiday and happened to be walking around town when I saw people waiting along the side of the […]

Ajijic Revolution Day Parade November 20th 2016

Ajijic Revolution Day Parade November 20th 2016

The Mexican Revolution started on November 20th 1910 and lasted for ten years. When the Mexican Constitution was enacted in 1917, that was close to the end of armed conflict. Porfirio Diaz had been president of Mexico for 35 years and he had a stranglehold on the country. He was ousted from power and exiled […]

Day of the Dead in Chapala 2016

Day of the Dead in Chapala 2016

The Day of the Dead would more honesty be named The Days of the Dead because it goes on for several days, maybe weeks if you count all the fireworks that go off day and night for a week before and a week after this holiday. It is one of the biggest holidays of the […]

The Balloon Globo Regatta in Ajijic 2016

The Balloon Globo Regatta in Ajijic 2016

The Globo Regatta was held on a Saturday, Sept. 10th. It is not only the lift off of the beautiful globos but also the lift off of the Independence Day celebrations that last all week. Something interesting is happening day and night until the day after Sept. 16th. Below is the photo of the globo […]

Palm Sunday and Verbena Celebrations in Ajijic

Palm Sunday and Verbena Celebrations in Ajijic

Palm Sunday this year was on the 20th of March. It will be an  early Easter. There were many things going on at the Ajijic Plaza on that afternoon and evening. A Verbena Event, which is a food event where all the food is traditional Mexican food prepared without electricity or any synthetic materials, served […]

The 38th Annual Ajijic Chili Cook-Off

The 38th Annual Ajijic Chili Cook-Off

This was the 38th annual Chili C00k-off. It was held in the Tobolandia water park in Ajijic on February 26, 27, and 28th, 2016. It is the biggest fund raising event of the year for all the charities in the area. If you would like to be part of next year’s event, please go to […]

Ajijic Carnival Fat Tuesday Parade 2016

Ajijic Carnival Fat Tuesday Parade 2016

The Fat Tuesday parade, otherwise knows as the Mardi Gras parade, always starts with the running of the boys.   What are they running from? The people behind them throwing flour at them.  By the time the parade is over, the entire town is engulfed in flour. For ten days before the Fat Tuesday parade, […]

Rest Like a Local in Ajijic

Rest Like a Local in Ajijic

There are thousands of reasons to take a vacation and even more than that when deciding on places to go. Well on a recent trip I think I discovered a small piece of heaven. It’s called Ajijic, Mexico. A small city of 15,000 people, about 45 minutes by car from the airport in Guadalajara, and […]

New Year’s Day Parade in Ajijic 2016

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 […]