Halloween… an Adopted Tradition in México

Halloween... and Adopted Tradition in Mexico

Halloween is a night of fantasy and mystery where everything related to the world of the dead and the paranormal phenomenon are remembered and represented; it’s one of the spookiest and mocking festivities in history. This festivity mainly takes places in the United States, Mexico and Canada the night of October 31st., although its world famous thanks to the Hollywood movie industry. It’s so special and unique that throughout history it’s been captured on film and literature reflected till this day.

Halloween... an Adopted Tradition in Mexico For several decades, with increasing force, Mexico celebrates more and more the Halloween festivities since it falls perfectly with the traditional festivities of the Day of the Dead which takes place the 1st. and 2nd. of November. It’s very common to see in businesses and houses the traditional orange and black colors, even pumpkins and all related to this day. Children come out early afternoon  to the streets asking for their “trick or treat” door by door along the way, at night many clubs and bars have special Halloween parties presenting a costume contest  where the prices are normally very tempting.

Among the most representative symbols of Halloween there are:

Halloween... an Adopted Tradition in Mexico
  • Candies
  • Witches
  • Black Cats
  • Cemeteries
  • Owls
  • Vampires
  • Masks
  • Pumpkins
  • Ghosts
  • Skulls
  • Full Moon
  • Ravens

 

This is a night to have fun with all the variety of scary character personifications which is simply an inoffensive mockery of the dead, for others it’s just a humorous impressions of well known personalities, if you are the kind of person who prefers to stay home grant no surprise in getting knocked on your door with the famous phrase “Trick or Treat”!
Funny Pumpkins

Naval History Museum – Puerto Vallarta

Historic Naval MuseumThe Naval History Museum of Puerto Vallarta is set in a privileged oceanfront location, just in front of the main Puerto Vallarta landmarks and world famous Malecón, right in the heart of the city. Founded November 18th, 2006 this museum has a great collection composed of more than 154 pieces in exhibition.

Mexico’s Ministry of Navy currently has four naval history museums; two of them located in Mexico City, one in the port of Veracruz and the recent one here in Puerto Vallarta where you can find navigation charts, scaled replicas of antique and modern boats, topographic reproduction models of the Mexican Republic and a variety of its ports, as well as navigation artifacts, canyons, uniforms and a panoramic exhibition that gives us the sense  of the great compromise of the Naval forces towards the community in regards to the functions of saving and helping in disaster cases.

The exhibition halls are:

• Expeditions and discoveries of the South Sea.
• Merging of two worlds.
• The journey of the Naos and defenses of the fleets.
• Foundation of Puerto Vallarta and the colony of San Blas.
• Islands and reefs.
• Mexico’s Naval Forces.

Within the second floor you will find a temporary exhibition room, an multimedia room and of course a café with first class service which offers breakfast until 13:00 hrs and Wi-Fi internet connection.

The naval history museum of Puerto Vallarta acquires, preserves, investigates, communicates and exposes or exhibits for study purposes and / or simple delight, artistic and scientific collections… always with a cultural value.

It’s open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. Address: Zaragoza street #4, Downtown Puerto Vallarta.

XVI Pan American Games – Guadalajara 2011

XVI Pan American Games

The XVI PAN AMERICAN GAMES will take place from October 14 – 30, 2011 in the city of Guadalajara, the opening ceremony will be held at the Omnilife stadium.

These games are organized by (COPAG) Organization Committee of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. In which approximately 42 countries will be participating from North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.

This is the third time México hosts the Pan American Games and the first time the games are celebrated outside of México City.

Puerto Vallarta will be part of the sports program for the disciplines of:

SailingSailing
From October 17 to 23, 140 athletes.
TriathlonTriathlon
October 23 at the Marine Terminal, 70 athletes.
Swimming - Open WaterSwimming – Open Water
October 22 at the Marine Terminal, 36 athletes.
Beach VolleyballBeach Volleyball
From October 16 – 22, 64 athletes.

Mascoatsmore at the official XVI Pan American Games Website