Special Events in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo,Guerrero for April 2017

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., MUSIC, ART, FOOD & DANCE in Ixtapa: Ixtapa ROCKS! Join us every Saturday for a cultural festival full of art, music, food and entertainment. Activities take place at the kiosk in front of Nueva Zelanda Restaurant in Ixtapa.

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. Read: Eco Tianguis Sanka Beachfront Market in Zihuatanejo Offers Organic Foods, Art, and Entertainment

Saturday – Sunday, April 1 & 2, BRIDAL EXPO IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO at Salon Stevens (upstairs next to Comex Paint Store) in Zihuatanejo: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is a beautiful place to have your wedding or anniversary event. It’s also a place to SHOP for your bridal gown or wedding accessories. Even if you don’t have a wedding to plan or to attend – don’t miss this wonderful annual event! The fashion shows, the music, the various services, etc. AND entrance is free!

  • April 1: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 2: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about planning your wedding event here, read: How to Plan Your Wedding o Anniversary Celebration in Mexico.

April 9 23, SEMANA SANTA HOLIDAY: 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. Enjoy this precious time with loved ones.

April 10 – 23, 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!

Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 am (or Saturday night), DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGE IN IXTAPA ZIHUATANEJO AREA: The time changes in the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo area on this date. Spring forward 1 hour!

Saturday, April 22, INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY: One billion people still live on less than $1.25 USD per day. Over the past 20 years, there have been a series of failed attempts to create an effective international treaty on climate change mitigation. One billion people still live on less than $1.25 per day. One of the biggest controversies over a treaty has been that developing countries don’t want to give up economic growth no matter the environmental cost, since the US and other developed countries got to pollute their way to the top. It’s time to make a change! Rally and vote for your leaders to recognize the catastrophic implications of climate change.

Sunday, April 23, UN ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY: English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization’s six official languages. The purpose of the UN’s language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization. Under the initiative, UN duty stations around the world celebrate six separate days, each dedicated to one of the organization’s six official languages.

The days are as follows:

  • Arabic (18 December)
  • Chinese (20 April)
  • English (23 April)
  • French (20 March)
  • Russian (6 June)
  • Spanish (12 October)

Language Days at the UN aim to entertain as well as inform, with the goal of increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six working languages among the UN community. How is your English? See: English Language Review: Personal Pronouns are Confusing

Sunday, April 30, INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY: In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as “International Jazz Day”. According to the proclamation, the Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. Many governments, civil society organizations, educational institutions, and private citizens currently engaged in the promotion of jazz music will embrace the opportunity to foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.

  • Jazz breaks down barriers and creates opportunities for mutual understanding and tolerance;
  • Jazz is a vector of freedom of expression;
  • Jazz is a symbol of unity and peace;
  • Jazz reduces tensions between individuals, groups, and communities;
  • Jazz fosters gender equality;
  • Jazz reinforces the role youth play for social change;
  • Jazz encourages artistic innovation, improvisation, new forms of expression, and inclusion of traditional music forms into new ones;
  • Jazz stimulates intercultural dialogue and empowers young people from marginalized societies.

Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music.

Jazz in Mexico?  Listen to: Jazz – A Form of African-American Music that Unites the World

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