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Ajijic Mardi Gras Carnaval Parade 2019

Ajijic Mardi Gras Carnaval Parade 2019

This year, the Mardi Gras parade was on March 5th, Tuesday.  It is always on a Tuesday, the day before Lent. Called Fat Tuesday. It is big celebration before a time of fasting, praying and and sober reflection. The Ajijic parade started on Revolution Street, went down Constution to Six Corners and back to the […]

The 41st Ajijic Chili Cook-Off 2019

The 41st Ajijic Chili Cook-Off 2019

Once again, the Mexican National Chili Cook-off was held on the Tobolandia waterpark grounds, from February 15, 16, through Sunday the 17th, 2019. This is the 41st annual Chili Cook-Off. In case you don’t feel like counting backwards, it started in 1978. Were you here then? I have talked with several people who were here […]

Day of the Dead Ajijic Plaza 2018

Day of the Dead Ajijic Plaza 2018

Every town in Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) in their local plazas.  Ajijic had one of the largest celebrations I have seen since moving here twelve years ago. This year they had altars up and Catrinas. Many more people were celebrating the holiday there than in previous years. It […]

Trick or Treat Halloween in Ajijic 2018

Trick or Treat Halloween in Ajijic 2018

Halloween is also called the Día de las Brujas in Spanish. The Day of the witches. We are going to follow some little witches and goblins on their trick-or-treat adventure and I will give you some facts along the way. Maybe a few things that you didn’t know. Halloween in Mexico is not a public […]

Zombie Thriller Dance at Ajijic Malecon 2018

Zombie Thriller Dance at Ajijic Malecon 2018

The 2018 Thriller the World, TTW, Dance was held this year on Saturday, October 27th. It is always the Saturday before Halloween. There were a hundred participants. The age range was from 85 years old down to 4 years old. I am not sure yet, but they may have broken a world record for the […]

Vegan festival in San Antonio

Vegan festival in San Antonio

The first annual vegan festival was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in the San Antonio plaza in Lake Chapala. I had seen many posters advertising it all over Ajijic and also a page and a half article about it in the Guadalajara Reporter. Above is a photo of the outside of the tents..I decided […]

Mexican Independence Day Parade 2018

Mexican Independence Day Parade 2018

The Mexican Independence Day parade was held on September 16th, 2018. It started on Revolution street and went through town, to six corners and back to the plaza. As usual, most of the participants in this parade are school children.  Thousands of school children all over Mexico get out with their teachers and parents to […]