Special Events and Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero for June 2016

Wednesday, June 1, DIA DE LA MARINA NACIONAL (NATIONAL MARINE DAY): A national holiday, Marine Day is a solemn occasion for the nation of Mexico, when the National Flag is hoisted at full mast. Zihuatanejo has been an important port since colonial times. There is a navy station at the port and a Naval Hospital in Ixtapa. In 1942, the first of June was established as Marine Day in tribute to all, who with their work, personal sacrifice, participation, and cooperation at all levels, contributed to the birth and consolidation of the maritime sector in the country. On this day, Zihuatanejo pays tribute to our local navy personnel and the fishermen, tour operators, watersports operators, marine merchants, and others who care for our oceans and waters.

Wednesday, June 1, GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: The Global Day of Parents is observed on the first of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honors parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. Our families may be different, but we all share the same love.

Parents Day

Poster by: Amnistía Internaciónal México

Wednesday, June 8, OCEAN DAY:  June 8 is Ocean Day, and the month is dedicated to conserving our world’s oceans. This is especially important to the tourist resort area of Zihuatanejo. Wherever you live, in Zihuatanejo or in any waterfront area, now is the time to take action to preserve our oceans!  See: June is Ocean Month -Observe the Beach Rules for Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.

Monday, June 13, “100 DAY COUNTDOWN” TO THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: Students Count Down to Peace Day! Join the global countdown to the United Nations International Day of Peace! Monday, June 13, is the 100 Day Countdown to Peace Day. Students around the world can get involved by coming up with creative ways to promote sustainable peace within their lives, their schools, their communities, their planet. Kick off your peace-building activities on June 13, and carry them forward during the summer, leading up to the International Day of Peace (IDP) on September 21, and beyond. The theme of the International Day of Peace this year is, “THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: Building blocks for Peace.”Peace Day 2016

“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.”  Read more: Transforming Our World -The United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development to 2030.

Teachers! Looking for a summer project to assign to your students? Get involved with the International Day of Peace and the 100 Day Countdown. You can also find Peace Day activity examples and peace educational materials at:




If you are in Zihuatanejo this month, we encourage you to visit and meditate at the Peace Pole Monument, located along the waterfront, next to the Archeological Museum. It bears the inscription, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” in the native Náhuatl language, Spanish, French and English.

Peace Pole Ceremony

Sunday, June 19, All Day Long! FATHER’S DAY: Happy Father’s Day! Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates male parenting. It is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide. Mexico, USA and Canada observe this day on the third Sunday in June. Be sure to kiss and hug Daddy!

Fathers Day

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