Ajijic kicks off the new year with a parade of wacky floats and themes that ends in a friendly football competition between two neighboring streets in the west part of town.
The parade starts at 1 p.m. at Seís Esquinas in Ajijic and ends at the Tecoluta soccer field. At 9 p.m. there you can see a traditional torito, which is a bull-shaped fireworks display. People hold it over their heads and run around as it sends out sparks, a popular nighttime tradition during some fiestas in Mexico.
The New Year’s Day parade is a relatively new addition to Ajijic’s many traditions, starting in 2000 as an initiative by the Seís Esquinas neighborhood.
New Year’s Day Parade Route
Last updated December 31, 2018
Photos of New Year’s Day
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