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Festivals in Mexico

Hello everyone,

What are the main festivals in Mexico? Are there art, food, music, film, or other festivals expats can attend and participate in?

When do the festivals take place? How long does each festival usually last?

What activities go on during the festival? Is it necessary to buy tickets?

Are there any other events that take place in Mexico that shouldn't be missed?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

El Día de los Muertos is one of the most colorful ones occurring about Nov 3, sort of. dates bend a bit in Mexico. it is a big deal in many cities, and a little deal in others, but a deal everywhere.
Currently they are ramping up for feliz navidad or Christmas. that is of course, like all religious holidays a big deal everywhere and there are celebrations just before , until the first week or so then they have the tres Reyes visit in the first week of January. 

There are celebrations for mothers days, more than fathers days. In December there is a race with statues of Mary for Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe). some run some ride bikes and they travel from city to city in this area ending in the primary city December 12th. Independence day is celebrated but not cinco de Mayo so much, dia de indepencia is much more important to them.its  15 September.

There are many area specific little festivals and celebrations.
In this city the el central is sort of a moving art show and some times electric show. In other words all you have to do is look around.

The biggest and loudest festivals usually take place outside my bedroom window.They start at around 11 pm and can go on until 6 am.A lot of drinking smoking pot and shouting.The biggest without doubt Christmas Eve to Christmas morning

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