Multiple special happenings scheduled for this month include cultural festivals and traditional events tied into the Easter holiday period.
Look for program details in the next few editions of the Guadalajara Reporter.
March 11-13: Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) Docu-Ment-Art extension – documentary screenings at Chapala’s Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia, daily 6 p.m.
March 19: Birth of Benito Juárez commemoration – three-day puente (weekend holiday)
March 20: Vernal Equinox – first day of Spring
March 23-25: Festival Cultural de Marzo – series of cultural events in Ajijic
March 23: Viernes de Dolores – displays dedicated to the Virgin of Sorrows
March 24: Feria de la Capirotada – seasonal bread pudding fair, Ajijic Malecón
March 25-31: Al Son de las Olas – Chapala’s third annual festival of traditional Mexican music and dance
March 25: Palm Sunday processions and religious observances
March 29: Maundy Thursday – Last Supper observances; Passion Play sequences begin in San Antonio Tlayacapan and Ajijic
March 30: Good Friday – Passion Plays, Via Crucis daytime processions, nighttime silent marches
March 31: Sábado Santo (Holy Saturday) – late night Easter Eve Vigils and Resurrection Mass, followed by burning of Judas effigies