Traditions

The Carnaval Ajijic in Lake Chapala Mexico 2022

With the new times of COVID19 and everyone adapting to the new way of living, the festivities in the area where cancel last year, returning this 2022 with all the safety measurements. Every year in February we celebrate in the lakeside “Carnaval Chapala”, this is a tradition that is celebrated in various part of the world such as Marty Gras in United States or Pancake Tuesday in the United...

Christmas in Ajijic & Lake Chapala 2021

Ah, Christmas! Our favorite season of the year, a tradition that brings friends and family together, a season full of joy. After almost 2 years of COVID-19 restrictions, Chapala was able to host Christmas again, following all sanitary protocols. There is always something going on between the expat and Mexican community, you can’t keep up with it all. Parties and events almost every night,...

Day of the Dead Celebrations in Ajijic Mexico November 2021

After nearly 2 years of suspensions due to COVID19, the Day of the Dead celebrations were finally able to be resumed in November of 2021. Most of the Lake Chapala community has been vaccinated after the Mexican federal Government has completed vaccination for most people between 18 and up, so the Municipality on Chapala authorized local cemeteries to re-open to accept visitors on Day of the Dead and for...

Trick or Treat & Halloween in Ajijic Lake Chapala Mexico 2021

Although the official Tradition in Mexico is Day of the Dead, which is also widely celebrated in Ajijc & Chapala on November 2nd of every year, the popular American tradition "Halloween", where kids go trick or treating asking for Candy has been adopted by the Mexicans at Lakeside. The Locals love taking their kids trick or treating for Halloween to all the popular communities where most expats live,...

History of The Day of the Dead Wall by Efren Gonzalez in Ajijic Mexico

Ajijic Mexico takes great pride in its Day of the Dead celebrations, every November 2nd you will see wonderful decorations in town, the locals visiting the cemetery to spend this special day with their deceased loved ones and of course candlelit altars honoring the dead. One of Ajijic's most famous Murals is by Maestro Efren Gonzalez and known to everyone as" The Day of the Dead Wall" on Marcos Castellanos...

The Balloon Regatta (Globos) in Ajijic Mexico 2021

Yet another year has past since this well known popular tradition has been officially canceled due to COVID19. In 2020 it was also completely canceled, since the pandemic was in fill force during that year. The town was hopeful that the Ajijic Balloon Regatta "Globos"tradition for 2021 would continue, and all was looking as such, since many restrictions were lightened due to so many people receiving their...

The “El Tepalo” Ajijic Mexico Waterfall in August 2021

The "El Tepalo" is Ajijic's most popular Waterfall, that seasonally flows with water sometimes starting as early as June and can last all the way up until September. After a heavy nights rainfall, most Ajijic  locals already sense that the Tepalo will have running water. Getting their hiking shoes ready they head for a Donuts shop at the popular "Donas Donuts" and then start the hike up to see the...

The Traditional Tachihual Bread in Ajijic 2021

Access Lake Chapala is focused in sharing the beautiful traditions that make Ajijic a Magical town. It is very important for us that you enjoy the main cultural customs and learn from the hardworking people characterized this town. A very important tradition in Ajijic, is its "Tachihual bread", let us explain a little more about it in this post and one of Ajijic's best bakeries that makes this special...

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...

Ajijic Mexico Officially Named Magical Town (Pueblo Magico)

As of this Tuesday December 01st 2020 the municipality of Ajijic, located on the Chapala’s Lake side, has been pronounced the ninth Magic Town of Jalisco, delivered by the Federal government of tourism. The recognition as a Magical Town was delivered in a commemorative ceremony of the appointment of Magical Towns 2020 in which the federal Secretary of Tourism made the official announcement of the...

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