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Last updateFri, 15 Jan 2021 2pm

Ajijic’s wacky New year’s kickoff

Year after year, Ajijic’s madcap Año Nuevo parade has wowed spectators with creative handiwork applied to a string of quirky floats, platoons of paraders decked out in funny costumes, plenty of high-spirited antics and the lively tunes of marching bands peppered with potent sky rockets.

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The tradition originated many years ago when clan leaders residing on Calle Francisco Villa and Calle Alvaro Obregón figured that ushering in the New Year with a humorous cavalcade followed by a friendly match between veteran futbolistas down at the waterfront Tecoluta soccer pitch might generate enough to good vibes to dispel antagonisms between the west-end neighborhood’s rival street gangs to last the rest of the year.

Villagers will hear cohetes blasting off from Seis Esquinas around 1 p.m. if the parade is on for this Friday. Silence will signal postponement until 2022.

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