November 29, 2013
Celebrated every year, the Ajijic Fiestas are not to be missed. It is celebrated during the last week of November and every night there are different musical groups and events. This is the one time of the year where the Ajijic Plaza is packed to its fullest capacity, almost every night. Locals pay a fee to the municipality in order to host stands and sitting areas where alcoholic beverages are served and the “Fiestas” trademark drink “Canelas”. They are a cianmon type tea which has a little spike of tequila or “rompope”, a great drink for a cold night at the fiestas.
This year was one of the fullest our staff has seen in decades, thousands of people enjoying the festivities and Castillos. We have included a video from the “castillo” that was lit on the last night, which is always the most memorable night at the fiestas. For those who are not familiar with them, a castillo consists of a series of fireworks that are stacked on a wooden structure and set off in sections.