Special Events and Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo for November 2014

Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, “DIA DE MUERTOS ” (Day of the Dead):  During the first days of November, Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead. This holiday is as important to Mexicans as Thanksgiving is in the USA and Canada. It is a celebration, not of death, but of the continuum of life. Families travel long distances to be with their loved ones on this occasion.  Its origins are distinctly Mexican: During the time of the Aztecs, a month-long summer celebration was overseen by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Lady of the Dead. After the Aztecs were conquered by Spain and Catholicism became the dominant religion, the customs became intertwined with the Christian commemoration of All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1. The holiday is joyous celebration!  It is a time for the family to pray, to reflect, to honor and to remember their dead. To learn more about this Mexican tradition, read: “Día de Muertos” – Day of the Dead Celebration in Mexico and Day of the Dead Celebration in the Costa Chica Region of Guerrero.

Starting November 2, ART GALLERY, LIVE MUSIC, FASHION SHOW AND MORE! at the LOOT in Zihuatanejo: The LOOT is Zihuatanejo’s new concept store, located on the beautiful La Ropa Beach. This month, they will open the Art Gallery and offer a variety of live music from musicians from around the world. Get the schedule of musical performances hear the artists:  Music at the LOOT in Zihuatanejo for November 2014.

LOOT ad for Imagine Mexico

Friday, November 7, 6:00 p.m., “SONG TO ZIHUATANEJO 2”at the Museo Arqueologico de la Costa Grande  (archeological museum) along the beachfront in Zihuatanejo: Presentation of the disco, “Canto a Zihuatanejo 2” by Dr.  Raymundo Lara Valdovinos and the group “Los Porteños.  The public is invited to attend.

Canto Zihuatanejo

Saturday – Monday, November 15-17, 8:00 am – 5 pm, in Zihuatanejo Bay, REGATAS OCEANICAS (Ocean Sailfest):  This exciting international ocean race comes to Zihuatanejo!

Regatas Oceanica

You will enjoy the thrill of watching this sports event. See the video of the REGATAS OCEANICAS race in Cape Town, South Africa.

Thursday, November 27, THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE USA: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has many residents and tourists from the United States. On this day, American families join together to give thanks for the many blessings received during the year. What is this day about? Let’s look at it from the Native American perspective. This day commemorates the time when immigrants from England joined together with the original inhabitants of America to give thanks. Native Americans welcomed these immigrants to their lands, and provided them with food and the necessities for their survival.

Thanksgiving Immigrants

Friday – Sunday, November 28 – 30, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., CAMPUS YOGA: Everyone enjoyed Campus Yoga last year, and now it returns! This year will be even more fabulous.

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For complete information and the schedule of events, go to: Campus Yoga Returns to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo on November 28, 29 and 30, 2014!

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