Mother’s Day, perhaps unsurprisingly, is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Ajijic, Mexico.
Easily more than 1,000 people show up to the Mother’s Day event in Ajijic’s lienzo charro for a fun-filled, family afternoon that includes moms wrestling heifers, competing in drinking games and dancing on a pole.
Cash and other prizes are given out, so the competition between moms during the heifer wrestling is real: the object is for a team to restrain the animal long enough to take off a bandanna that’s wrapped around its head.
Watch the video to see this team of moms get the job done:
2019 Mother’s Day in Ajijic Information
The 2019 Mother’s Day activities in Ajijic start in the lienzo charro (Revolución #80) on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 5 p.m. The cost is $50 pesos for men, free for women and children under 15. Though Mother’s Day is officially May 10 in Mexico, this event in Ajijic is always held on a weekend to accommodate families and a big turnout.
This is the location of the lienzo charro:
Last updated September 21, 2019
Revolución #80• Ajijic
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