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Day of the dead Ajijic 2022

November 2 is the Day of the Dead. In Ajijic, colorful and beautiful altars are made in the plaza and in El Centro Cultural. During the last years it has become a tradition to make life-size sculptures of a Catrina and to make rugs and altars.The parade of catrinas and catrines is also a tradition, which on this occasion began at the new wall of the dead and ended in the main square with the participation...

Mariachi at Lakeside

Chapala was the scene of the concert "Paraíso entre Siglos" with the performance of Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, playing beautiful Mexican music. A spectacular concert!https://youtu.be/wtJiratvxhoChapala fue el escenario del concierto “Paraíso entre Siglos” con la actuación del Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán y la Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, tocando la hermosa...

Chapala Fiesta – 2022

Chapala Fiesta Perhaps the most important event of the year, Chapala’s Fiesta Patronal, September 25-October 4, honors Saint Francis of Assisi with nine days of fireworks, games, castillo (tower for pyrotechnic display), dance, music, typical Mexican food, and drink.https://youtu.be/7njq0I0CfHo Fiesta de Chapala Quizás el evento más importante del año, la Fiesta Patronal de Chapala, del 25 de...

Balloon Regatta – Ajijic 2022

Balloon Regatta  More than 200 balloons lit up the Ajijic sky in the Balloon Regatta that took place this past September 10, 2022.13 local teams participated showing their great creativity and art. A beautiful and colorful tradition from Ajijic.https://youtu.be/rpUSD86kZss Regata de Globos  Más de 200 globos iluminaron el cielo de Ajijic en la Regata de Globos que se realizó este pasado 10 de...

Mexican traditions at Lakeside

Folklore of Chapala and Ajijic.Chapala and Ajijic show all the color of their beautiful traditions in their folk dances, the Mariachi Festival and their Mexican music.  https://youtu.be/4gNkZBl71v4El Folclor de Chapala y Ajijic.Chapala y Ajijic muestran todo el colorido de sus hermosas tradiciones en sus danzas folclóricas, su festival del Mariachi y su música...

Feria del Membrillo – 2022

After two years without activities due to the pandemic, the “Festival del Membrillo” was held on Friday, July 29, with a colorful parade, with the theme of gastronomy, culture, and traditions that each of the municipalities of Jalisco offer us. https://youtu.be/-p-zkBVERlA Desfile de Feria del Membrillo - 2022 Después de dos años sin actividades por la pandemia, el Festival del Membrillo...

San Juan Cosala Fiesta – 2022

On June 24, San Juan Cósala celebrates its Patron Saint Festival, in honor of Saint John the Baptist with pre-Hispanic dances, fireworks, games, music, dance, and typical Mexican food and drink. The people of the town gather in the square with friends and family enjoying these traditions of this beautiful town. El 24 de junio, San Juan Cósala celebra su Fiesta Patronal, en honor a San Juan...

San Antonio Tlayacapan Fiestas – 2022 

Saint Anthony is the patron saint of San Antonio Tlayacapan, and once a year rockets blast into the air before dawn, signaling all those for miles around that this is San Antonio’s day to celebrate! The celebration takes place from June 5 to 13. ¡San Antonio es el santo patrón de San Antonio Tlayacapan, y una vez al año, los cohetes se escuchan antes del amanecer, avisando que este es el día...

Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos Plaza

Surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes, this municipality retains its village charm where handicrafts such as weaving and embroidery are worked, as well as clay products. Its typical cajeta and punch made with quinces is what is famous in this region. The beautiful plaza is one of the places where its beautiful and colorful Mexican traditions are...

Día de la Cruz en Ajijic (Day of the cross)

On this date, people decorate the crosses with colored ribbons and flowers, making colorful altars with fruits, tachihual bread, food and much more! The altars, the custom of "passing the cross" to another family and the oldest crosses, are part of the Ajijic tradition on this day of the...

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