‘Holiday’ News

It is Semana Santa in Mexico

Visitors to BCS headed to the beaches during the summer of 2016. It is Semana Santa in Mexico, which means it’s vacation time! Semana Santa is a big deal in Mexico and a tradition that cannot be ignored or go unnoticed. During the days leading up to Easter Sunday, downtown will be cleared out, beaches will start...

The Extended Holiday Season in Mexico

Holiday lights display in La Paz on the malecon. TBC Isn’t it amazing in Mexico how holidays just stretch out for weeks at a time? No wonder it is the best time of the year! Saturday, December 12th is Dia de Guadalupe, a special day to many Catholics, especially Mexicans, as it is the...

Noche Buena; Three Very Different Meanings

Feliz Noche Buena By Susan Klindienst Fogel If you have lived in or visited Mexico regularly at the holidays, then you have heard or seen the words Noche Buena. Did you know that these two words, that literally translated, mean The Good Night, have three very different usages....

The True Spirit of Christmas Shines Through

untitled-0285 By Irene Phillips Even before Mexican Revolution Day in late November, we see Christmas decorations in all their glory in every store and restaurant. In December, festival season begins in earnest with the celebration of the Patrona de Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December...

Christmas Tianguis Have Taken Over Downtown La Paz

TIANGUIS1 TBC Drive with precaution if you are heading downtown in the next few weeks. The traditional La Paz Christmas Tianguis have taken over several blocks of historic downtown La Paz, making driving and parking a little more hazardous. The Tianguis, or open-air street stands, can...

HAVE YOU PAID AGUINALDO TO YOUR EMPLOYEES?

Gisela By Gisela Talamantes Saenz It is that time of year in Mexico when the Aguinaldo needs to be paid. Article 87 of the Federal Labor Law establishes the Aguinaldo as an obligation/benefit, with the objective to grant to the employees a sufficient amount of money...

NOVEMBER 29 IS GLOBAL GIVING DAY. DONATE TO FANLAP IN LA PAZ

Some of FANLAP's scholarship students NOVEMBER 29 IS GLOBAL GIVING DAY.  HERE ARE TWO WAYS TO DONATE TO FANLAP You will note that both of these campaigns extend past November 29 MAKE A DONATION BEFORE DECEMBER 15 2016 If you make a donation through International Community Foundation before the end of December...

What is Buen Fin?

Buen Fin TBC   November and December are crazy months here in La Paz.  Christmas shopping seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year and while out running errands the past few days, I noticed people are already filling up their shopping carts with holiday goodies....

Tourism Up in BCS Over the Summer of 2015

Visitors to BCS headed to the beaches during the summer of 2016. A recent report in data seems to indicate the positive effectiveness in the promotion and marketing strategies of main tourist destinations in BCS. TBC The indicators of tourism activity recorded in the main tourist destinations in Baja California Sur at the end of the summer...

Day of the Dead Celebrated In La Paz

Creating an altar is one of the most important Day of the Dead customs. By Susan Fogel The air smells like cinnamon. You can feel the pulsing music. We are following our noses and the beat of the music and the crowd. The outdoor stage is lit in ghostly pale, icy, blue and white lights. Smoke wafts up eerily...