Special Events and Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero for November 2017

Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ECO TIANGUIS ORGANIC FOOD MARKET, PRODUCTS, & ENTERTAINMENT, across from the museum in Zihuatanejo:  It’s a local meeting spot! Enjoy organic food; buy fresh vegetables, honey, and ecological products. Sing, dance, and enjoy life by the ocean.

Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 2, “DIA DE MUERTOS” (Day of the Dead):  During this time, 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. 1st. The holiday is a joyous celebration!  It is a time for the family to pray, to reflect, to honor and to remember their dead.

Day of the Dead Activities in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo:

  • Tuesday, October 31, 7:00 p.m., Day of the Dead Parade starts at the Central Social in downtown Zihuatanejo and ends at Cancha Municipal (main basketball court)
  • Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m., La Madera Beach Parade starts at Hotel Caracol and ends at the tourist corridor in La Madera. There will be cultural events, games, and activities for the entire family
  • Thursday, November 2, 7:00 p.m., Ixtapa Parade starts at the Delfiniti and ends at the Kiosko in the central area.

Sunday, November 12, 5:30 p.m., ZIHUATON ZUMBA at Cancha Munipal (main basketball court in Zihuatanejo): Get out for some exercise, fun, and donate to a worthy cause! Sign-up fee is 50 pesos. Donations are for community environmental projects.

Monday, November 13, starting at 9:00 a.m., HOMECOMING AT UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGIA DE LA COSTA GRANDE in Petatlán: It’s HOMECOMING TIME! Please join us for the celebration at UTCGG, our technical university. Students who participated in the Goi Peace Foundation Essay Contest for Youth will receive their partition certificates and will be honored at this occasion. Learn more about this wonderful educational institution. Read Imagine-Mexico.com/Educational Innovation and Vocational Training at the Universidad Tecnologica de la Costa Grande in Nearby Petatlán and Imagine-Mexico.com/Engineering Students at UTCGG Enter GOI Foundation International Essay Contest for Peace, Nature & Conservation.

Friday – Sunday, November 17 – 19, FREE JET SKI RIDES, Playa el Palmar, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Sponsored by Monster Energy, come for a free Jet Ski ride! Playa el Palmar is located in Ixtapa near Hotel Barceló.

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Friday and Saturday, November 17 & 18, CONVENTION OF THE BLACK TOWNS OF MEXICO in Mata Clara, Veracruz: Blacks in Mexico? Traditionally, the history of Mexico has only included reference to the indigenous and the Spanish people. But in fact, in colonial times, the foreign population in Mexico was about 70% African and 30% European. Each year, Afro Mexicans from throughout the country gather to celebrate their traditions, culture, and experiences. Currently, the Afro Mexican civic organizations, like Mexico Negro, A.C. The Mexican government recently conducted the first census of Afromexicans. This convention is being held to honor this accomplishment. The census of Afromexicans was conducted in order to receive government funds for economic development in these communities, many of which still exist in post-colonial conditions. No more Mexico without Afromexicans! Read related stories: Day of the Dead Celebration in the Costa Chica Region of Guerrero, Soy Negr@ – Afromexicans Seek Constitutional Recognition during UN Decade of Tribute

Monday, November 20, REVOLUTION DAY PARADE through central Zihuatanejo: In 1910, the situation that existed in Mexico was not very different from what existed in the colonial era a hundred years before: A small group controlled industry and trade while most lived in poverty; there were no free elections, and common citizens did not participate in the political life of the country. The difference was made in 1910, when a small middle class of people was willing to fight and command a rebellion, leading to a new constitution in 1917.

Wednesday – Sunday, November 22 – 26, We welcome this international society of creative writers and poets in the Spanish language. For more information, go to https://escritoresiberoamericanos.wordpress.com/noticias/

Thursday, November 23, THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE USA (Celebrated in October in Canada): Thanksgiving is a holiday that is unique to The United States and Canada. It is not celebrated in Mexico or in any other parts of the world. Since Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has many residents and tourists from The United States and Canada, local hotels and restaurants prepare turkey and special programs for this northern holiday.  For Native Americans, this occasion has a different meaning. We invite you to read: The Story of Thanksgiving as Told by a Mexican.

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