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Three Kings Day in Ajijic Lake Chapala Mexico 2021

January 06th,, a very important yearly celebration in the Mexican cultural and Catholic belief, the three wise man is celebrated each year a holiday that brings magic to the little ones and gather love ones together to cut the “ROSCA” (Big Donut) which is accompanied with hot coco. The Ajijic & Lake Chapala area are no exemption, kids enjoy celebrating this great tradition. The tradition is...

The Chapala Malecon Boardwalk 2020

Chapala a beautiful city with much to offer just 28 miles south-east of the city of Guadalajara were you can view a colonial architectural town, located in western Mexico, in the state of Jalisco with the largest lake in the country. The town of Chapala looks better than ever after the recent remodeling of its boardwalk, which presents a new tourist image to visitors....

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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. Ballet Folkloric There were raffle drawings every hour and  entertainers were  performing continuously on the main stage for all three days. There were dancers, singers, and music groups. The dancers...

Zombie Thriller Dance, Ajijic Malecon 2019

Another Thrill the World Dance took place last weekend. On October 26th, 2019. This year, like last year, it was held on the Ajijic malecon. In the beginning, it was held on the Ajijic plaza but there wasn't enough space. Now, the performers first go to the cultural center on the plaza for makeup. This takes an entire afternoon. After everyone has been transformed into zombies, they walk to the basketball...

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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. Princess visiting War of the flowers couldn't have been further from it's name. It was a peaceful, low key gathering, especially appreciated after the previous sometimes overwhelming events. Maybe because...

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Traditional Children’s Games in the Ajijic Plaza 2019

The Independence Day (Fiestas Patrias) celebrations went on for over a week. Starting September 7th with the coronation of the queen and ending September 16th, Independence Day, with the parade. I only made it to a few of them. I missed the flag raising ceremony at six in the morning, the coronation of the queen, the ballet folkloric, the reading of El Grito proclamation at eleven thirty at night, the...

The Regata de Globos Ajijic Mexico 2019

The 2019 Globos festival was held in the Ajijic soccer field on September 8th. You can see the black sky behind Access Lake Chapala's angel globo. Every year there is a possibility of rain. This is the rainy season. But this year there were just a few clouds. It was good luck. Not good luck for this angel. It quickly caught on fire. Angel globo It takes a lot of people to launch a globo. If it isn't...

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The Rebozo Parade 2019 at the Ajijic Plaza

The Rebozo Parade (shawl parade) is one of the first events in the week long celebrations of Mexican Independence Day. Independence Day is on September 16th. It marks the beginning of the revolt from the Spanish born ruling class. El Grito (the cry) was read on September 16, 1810 by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The war ended eleven years later on August 24, 1821. Mexican flags Mexican flag...

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The Feria de la Capirotada 2018 in Ajijic

The Feria de la Capirotada, also called the Spring Festival, was held again this year at the malecon in Ajijic. Capirotada is only made during the Lenten season. Lent this year is February 14th through March 29th. But the Capirotada is especially popular and served in many places on Good Friday, March 30th. The Entrance There is no fee for this event. It is held in the afternoon through the evening...

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The Ajijic Sangre Viva Festival 2018

The Sangre Viva Festival was held in the Ajijic Plaza and some things also took place on the Ajijic malecon from Friday, January 26, 2018 through Sunday, January 28th, 2018.  Sangre Viva, literally means Blood Live. Interesting name for a festival. It was created to celebrate the PreHispanic culture. Does it mean that the blood is alive in the indigent people? Or that the blood flows through the lives...

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