Dia de la Cruz in Ajijic

On this date (May 3), people adorn the crosses with colorful ribbons and flowers. The altars, the custom of "passing the cross" to another family, the feast of the bricklayers and the oldest crosses, are part of the tradition of Ajijic on this day of the cross. A day of music and beautiful tradition, a...

Feria de la Capirotada in Ajijic

The V Feria De la Capirotada was on Saturday 6 April, at the Malecon in Ajijic.Capirotada is a sweet dessert made during lent. It had many varieties, made with birote bread, sugar, raisens, cinnamon, cheese, and many secret...

Prehispanic Dance in Ajijic – Festival Sangre Viva

6° FESTIVAL CULTURAL SANGRE VIVA (CULTURAL LIVE BLOOD FESTIVAL) IN AJIJIC, JALISCOOn the days 29, 30 y 31 of March the “Cultural Live Blood Festival” took place for the 6th occasion.The cultural encounter that for five occasions has been presented in this location took place in the main plaza (town square) of this beautiful town of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.The main objective of this encounter is to...

Carnival Parade in Ajijic

Fun at the traditional Carnaval Parade in Ajijic, 2019 Carnaval is one of Ajijic’s most entertaining holidays, featuring the town’s traditional masked “sayacas,” who throw flour and chase the kids who taunt them during the town’s seven...

Chili Cook-off 2019

41st Anniversary of the Chili Cook-Off The national Chili Cook-Off in Mexico has been celebrated in the Ribera de Chapala since 1978, Ajijic being the hosting town. This year they will celebrate their 41st Anniversary in a big way!What started out as a small picnic – like event is now an international event that attracts contestants from various countries, and from the north and south of Mexico.There...

The Three Wise Men Doughnut, A Mexican Tradition

Ajijic is a town with beautiful traditions, and could not miss the celebration of "Dia de Reyes." The tradition of the Three Wise Men doughnut cutting, dates to the XIV century in France. The way to share it was very different back then: the first piece was for whoever was poor. The next one for the absent, those sent to war. The rest was shared amongst the present.It is also said that inside the...

New Year Parade Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico – 2019

New Year’s celebration is very wide ranging in Ajijic, it can be celebrated at home with friends and family, some decide to get together with the neighborhood and throw a big party.But the fun doesn’t stop there. For the town of Ajijic, the New Year’s parade (January 1st) in the Guadalupe neighborhood has turned into such a tradition, that this will be its 20th year celebrating it. It is realized by...

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