Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Fiesta for Our Lady of the Rosary

At a Glance

Most towns in Mexico have their own patron saint & Virgin which people celebrate each year with multi-day fiestas. Ajijic’s patroness is Our Lady of the Rosary, who is honored for the entire month of October, culminating in a grand procession & festival on October 31.

Photos of Fiesta for Our Lady of the Rosary

A conchera, or Aztec dancer, wears an elaborate headdress made of pheasant feathers during the 2013 Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. The dancers take part in many of Mexico's Roman Catholic holidays, which to this day continue to incorporate many customs with pre-hispanic, non-Catholic origins.

A conchera, or Aztec dancer, wears an elaborate headdress made of pheasant feathers during the 2013 Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. The dancers take part in many of Mexico's Roman Catholic holidays, which to this day continue to incorporate many customs with pre-hispanic, non-Catholic origins.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Day of the Dead Skull Altar

Day of the Dead Skull Altar

A skull, white cross, candles, dyed sawdust, marigolds, Corona bottles and other offerings adorn an altar on the Night of the Dead in Chapala.

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Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Guelaguetza

Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza Dances Come to Chapala

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Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary
Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fiesta of the Virgin of the Rosary

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Day of the Dead Skull Altar

Day of the Dead Skull Altar

A skull, white cross, candles, dyed sawdust, marigolds, Corona bottles and other offerings adorn an altar on the Night of the Dead in Chapala.

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Purchase This Fine Art Print