‘Holiday’ News

Day of the Dead Celebrated In La Paz

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...

20 de Noviembre – Revolution Day in Mexico

  TBC On Tuesday, November 20th, Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its Revolution of 1910 to 1920. On this date, in the year 1910, the war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been in power in Mexico for more than...

Semana Santa in Mexico

It is Semana Santa in Mexico, which means it’s vacation time! TBC Starting much earlier this year than last, 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,...

Happy Dia de Reyes!

On January 6th, the Kings Day in Mexico, known as the Día de Reyes, will be celebrated in La Paz by families holding onto the traditions of years past. On Kings Day, which has a religious background, children in Mexico receive gifts brought to them...

Dia de Guadalupe in Mexico

Dia de Guadalupe Saturday, December 12th is Dia de Guadalupe, a special day to many Catholics, especially Mexicans, as it is the day that the Virgin of Guadalupe (or, La Virgen de Guadalupe, en español) was to have appeared before peasant Juan Diego near Mexico...

Christmas Tianguis Have Taken Over Downtown La Paz

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...

The True Spirit of Christmas Shines Through in La Paz, Baja Sur

By Irene Phillips Here in Mexico, the December festival season begins with the celebration of the Patrona de Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12 and continues through Christmas and on to All King’s Day on January 6. Mexican fiestas are steeped in tradition...

What is Buen Fin?

What is 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...

Happy Independence Day Mexico!!

Happy Independence Day Mexico!! Some photos from last nights Independence Day celebrations at Palacio de Gobierno, Isabel La Católica and Bravo in La Paz. To mark the holiday, Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis re-enactmented the El Grito de Dolores (the cry of independence), shouted out in...

Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day

Celebrate EL GRITO on September 15th! In La Paz, celebrations to honour Mexico’s Independence Day will be held at the Governor’s Palace on Isabel la Católica between Bravo and Rosales, across the street from the Chedraui parking lot. The traditional El Grito with Baja California’s...