Date(s) - 13/02/2024 - 14/02/2024
The Carnaval Fat Tuesday parade (also known as Mardi Gras Parade) is by far the funniest Lakeside event you wouldn’t want to miss. It takes place the second Tuesday of every February. Carnaval always starts on January 6th and the last day is midnight before ash Wednesday. During this time celebrations, parties and get together take place. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of forty days of prayer, obligations, fasting and confessions. So you can see why Fat Tuesday is a huge blow out celebration
The parade starts on 16 de Septiembre street and ends at the Ajijic Plaza, the best place to see it is on the corner of Morelos and Colon. Remember to bring a camera, there is much to photograph. Also take caution and do not be offended if flour is thrown on you, which will happen 99% of the time, since the ¨Zayacas¨ (men dressed as women) throw flour on the crowd and children to sway off evil spirits. Decorated floats, marching bands and even expats take place in this parade. Many of the participants are local organizations and business’s joining in on the fun and advertising their company. Make sure you don’t miss this event, it is a hoot. You can see more pics in our photo gallery and blog where we have written about the event.