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Great balls of light

Huge spheres are being installed in Guadalajara’s Plaza de la Liberacion this week will be illuminated during the city’s upcoming Festival of Light.


This spectacle covering a significant section of the historic downtown core takes place each evening between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m., from Wednesday, February 15 through Sunday, February 19. As well as digital mapping of major buildings and monuments in the city center, there will be plenty of entertainment and surprises.  No charge for this event that also celebrates Guadalajara’s 475th birthday.

February 14: Love & Friendship Day

While citizens of many countries will express their love for each other on Tuesday, February 14 by recalling the exploits of a 14th century Christian martyr, Mexico simplifies the matter, preferring to refer to this romantic occasion as el Dia del Amor y la Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship).