Special Events for Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero – March 2016

MARCH is Black History Month in Mexico. The state of Guerrero has one of the largest populations of Afromexicans. Mexico Negro, A.C. (Black Mexican Civic Association) is headquartered in Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero in its Costa Chica region. The assiciation just received national recognition for its work in civil rights. We salute and honor Mexico Negro, A.C. for its achievements! Read: Mexico Negro A.C. Gets National Recognition for Civil Rights Activities

Tuesday, March 1, UNITED NATIONS ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY: Everyone has the right to live with respect, dignity, and pride. This day has special meaning to the residents of Guerrero, since so many have African ancestry. March is Black History Month in Mexico.

Thursday, March 3, UNITED NATIONS WORLD WILDLIFE DAY: All life above the earth, on the earth, and below our waters should be protected and cherished. The Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area is a PLANNED resort community with regulations to ensure the conservation of our wildlife. Also, we have a unique whale project. Read about it: Whale’s Tail: The Whales of Guerrero Research Project.

Tuesday, March 8, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY:  Women have an extremely important role in a tourism area such as Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. They cook, make handicrafts, own businesses, and help to support their families in a variety of ways. We salute all of the women of Zihuatanejo!!!!

Saturday, March 5- Sunday, March 13, ZIHUATANEJO GUITAR FESTIVAL: A week of live music in a beautiful beach front setting. The internationally acclaimed musicians perform, from as far away as Pakistan, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Spain, Switzerland, and as close as Mexico, the US and Canada. Performances include solos, duos and trios performing blues, classical, flamenco, rock, pop, jazz, and more. The ZIGF offers a week of beach concerts and gala shows in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Click to download the schedule of events: Zihuatanejo Guitar Fest Program 2016logoweazul.fw

Sunday, March 21, BIRTHDAY OF BENITO JUAREZ: Benito Juarez was a famous Mexican president and national hero. His actual birthday in on March 21, but it is celebrated on the third Monday in March.  This year, both dates coincide.

Sunday, March 20 – Sunday, April 3, SEMANA SANTA: In Mexico, this is the time at the end of the 40-day Lent period, when people throughout the country take their vacations to enjoy the companionship of family and friends. Everything is closed! Enjoy this precious time with loved ones.

Sunday, March 20 – Sunday, April 3,  PETATLAN FAIR: An annual event with live music, regional food, rodeo, Flying Men from Papantla, crafts, comedians, singers, dancing, flea market, rides, and many fun activities!

Petalan Fair

More activities are being added all the time. After all, we’re an international tourist destination. Check back for updates!

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is an International City of Peace.


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