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The Ajijic Carnaval Mardi Gras Parade 2020

The Ajijic Carnaval Mardi Gras Parade 2020

The Mardi Gras parade is always on Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the forty days of Lent. It is sometimes called Fat Tuesday. Also called Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras comes from the Latin words carne and vale. Carne is meat and vale means farewell. So it is a celebration to fatten up, eat meat, party and […]

42nd Chili Cook-off in Ajijic Lake Chapala 2020

42nd Chili Cook-off in Ajijic Lake Chapala 2020

The 42nd annual Chili Cook-Off was once again held in Ajijic at Tobolandia water park, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 7th, 8th and 9th. The weather was sunny and beautiful all three days. There were raffle drawings every hour and  entertainers were  performing continuously on the main stage for all three days. There were […]

The Feria Maestros del Arte in Chapala 2019

The Feria Maestros del Arte in Chapala 2019

The Féria Maestros del Arte was held again at the Chapala Yacht Club on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 8th, 9th and 10th, 2019. This was their eighteenth year of the fair. Once a year artisans come into the area from all over Mexico. They stay with local families or individuals. This is a wonderful opportunity […]

Day of the Dead at The Ajijic Plaza 2019

Day of the Dead at The Ajijic Plaza 2019

The Day of the Dead is November 2nd. But there are many events before that date, including the Thriller Dance, parades, music, races and games. But the 2nd is the biggest event. I celebrated it at the Ajijic Plaza. It lasted for many hours. Here are just a few photos from it. Different booths were […]

Trick or Treat Halloween in Ajijic 2019

Trick or Treat Halloween in Ajijic 2019

The Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrations started a week earlier in Ajijic with the Thriller Dance.  These events are not just one day but many days. Each town has it’s own celebrations. Besides the Thriller Dance, Ajijic has an outdoor movie showing on the malecon, cemetery tours, parades, memorial altars, life size catrinas, […]

Independence Day in San Antonio Tlayacapan

Independence Day in San Antonio Tlayacapan

San Antonio Tlayacapan is a small town with a population around five thousand people. It is located between Chapala and Ajijic and has been established since the mid fifteen hundreds as an agricultural community. Their Independence celebration took place one week after Ajijic’s. Their parade took place on Sunday morning, September 22nd.  The night before […]

Mexican Independence Day Parade in Ajijic 2019

Mexican Independence Day Parade in Ajijic 2019

The final day of the festivities was on Independence Day, Monday, September the 16th at ten in the morning. That means exactly ten in the morning. One year I arrived a few minutes late and it was already two blocks down the road. This parade always starts on time. I wonder if it has anything […]

The Combate de Flores (Flower Fight) Ajijic 2019

The Combate de Flores (Flower Fight) Ajijic 2019

The final event of the week long Independence Day celebrations was the Combate de Flores (flower war). It was held in the Ajijic plaza at six in the evening on September the 16th, Independence Day. War of the flowers couldn’t have been further from it’s name. It was a peaceful, low key gathering, especially appreciated […]


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