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Inauguration of exhibition of vestments
Inauguran exposición de trajes y ajuares
Viernes, 29 de Noviembre de 2013 22:11
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The exhibition of clothing made for the Patron Saint over the years was put on display inside the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown on the town square. The president of the Social Service Agency (DIF), Marthy Vargas, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the display. Hundreds of islanders enjoyed the start of this popular festival, which included the sale of Mexican foods and folk dancing groups that delighted the audience. The police kept the roads safe during the celebrations, when various groups were involved making rounds through the streets. The activities associated with this important tradition will continue with the most significant celebration being held on December 8th, when the fishermen, ferries, and island community participate in the procession of boats taking the icon out into the bay.
Boaters awaiting better weather tomorrow
Náuticos no podrán chambear
Viernes, 29 de Noviembre de 2013 21:15
Esperan que clima mejore mañana
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The port remains closed for boats under 40 feet, due to the weather, which is expected to continue until Sunday. There are forecasts winds of 40 to 50 km/hr tomorrow, gusting to 55 km/hr. The nautical tour providers had a few hours of work on Thursday, although there was almost zero demand, and otherwise they have been in port since Tuesday. The Harbor Master opened the port on Thursday at 7:30 am but it was closed again at noon. On Tuesday the restriction on navigation was for boats under 50 feet, but today (Friday) the restriction was for boats under 40 feet, allowing some opportunities for work for the medium sized vessels. Cooler temperatures and winds kept people from the beaches, and instead they were shopping downtown or renting golf carts.
Patron Saint Festival begins: Virgin of Immaculate Conception taken down from her niche
Inicia fiesta patronal
Viernes, 29 de Noviembre de 2013 21:15
Bajan de su nido a la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción
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There was an island Gala last night, with the start of the festivities in honor of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, celebrating 102 years since the arrival of the icon to the island. With the belief that she looks over them, and especially offers protection during hurricane season, the islanders gather together each year between November 28 and December 8 to celebrate the Patron Saint with processions and parties by guilds, unions, groups, and other organizations. Tonight is (Friday was) the "bajada" (taking down) of the Virgin called "Conchita" for a procession through the streets of the island. Yesterday the gremio (group) of Los Gastronómicos celebrated. Tomorrow (today) the celebrations will be in colonia El Cañotal and by the group Los Jóvenes, (The Youths). To close the week and begin the month, on the first of December there will be three groups celebrating: Los Niños, the fishing cooperative “Por la Justicia Social” and the colonia Miraflores.
On December 2, there will be celebrations by the cooperative "Isla Blanca" and on the third it will be the cooperative "Pesquera Caribe". Wednesday, Dec. 4, will be the busiest day with the union Los Pescadores celebrating at noon, and at 5pm there will be the Confirmations by Monseñor Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, and then at 7pm there will be festivals by the Department of Public Safety (police) and the colonia La Gloria, closing with a Kermes.
On December 5th, the schedule includes the fishing cooperative "Patria y Progreso", as well as the nautical tour providers cooperative "Adolfo Lopez Mateos", and the celebration of the colonia of Salina Grande.
One of the most anticipated celebrations will be on the Friday, Dec. 6, by Las Señoras, at 9pm at the Convention Center, in addition to celebrations that day by the two cooperative of Isla Blanca and Isla Bonita. The next to last celebration is that of the Street Vendors on Saturday, Dec. 7 at ten in the morning. At seven that evening is the procession by the Virgin through the colonias which will by followed by a Kermes and at 10:30 pm the mass of the Mañanitas to the Virgin will begin.
The last day of the festivities will be on Sunday, December 8th when the First Communion mass will be held, and the group "Las Conchitas" will close the celebrations with the procession on the sea, when all of the islanders will participate.
Festivities begin for patron saint of Isla Mujeres
"Trash for Food" event
History of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception in the Island
Ten days of festivities for Town Saint have begun
Arranca fiesta patronal de diez días] Ver mas
Owners present documents to claim boat that washed up
Acreditan legalidad de embarcación encallada[+] Ver mas
Fishing and boating activities restricted
Restringida la actividad náutica y pesquera[+] Ver mas
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November Calendar of Events .
Nov 1 Dia de los Muertos / All Saints Day
Nov 2 Dia de lost Muertos / All Souls Day
Here is a LINK to an article I wrote about Hanal Pixan
HERE is the article I wrote about Day of the Dead in Isla Mujeres.
Nov 3 US Time Change / End DST
Nov 7 Art Fair at Town Square 4p-7p
Nov 7 Red Cross Benefit Concert 6:30 Hotel Ixchel Palapa downtown
Nov 8 Last day of Hanal Pixan
Nov 11 US Veteran's Day Canada Remembrance Day
Nov 12 Postal Worker Appreciation Day in Mexico /
Nov 14 World Diabetes Day
Nov 14 Naval Wives Breakfast 9am (Naval Club, usually).
Date of Caribe Maya Cultural Festival TBA? (Was this w/e in 2011 & 2012)
Buen Fin Weekend of discounts
Nov 16 International Day of Tolerance
Nov 18 Day off for Revolution Day (date of parade TBA)
Nov 20 Dia de la Revolución
Nov 22 Día del Músico
Nov 24 Solemnidad de Cristo Rey (Christ the King Day / El día de Cristo Rey)
Nov 25 Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia Contra la Mujer
Nov 27 Hanukkah begins
Nov 28 US Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 28 Beginning of Festival for Town Saint through Dec 8: Virgin of Immaculate Conception HERE is an article about the Festival
SEE THE BLOG POST FOR MONDAY 11/26 FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHEN & WHERE ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED>>> LINK
On November 28th the celebration of the taking out of the Virgin is scheduled to begin at 7pm with the Mass celebrating taking her down from her niche., Then a procession will take her through the streets downtown, and the event will end with a Kermes and dance in honor of the Patron Saint.
On December 4th the Confirmation Mass will be at 6pm.
On Saturday, December 7th the Paseo de Virgin will take begin at 7pm at the parish and go through the colonias and conclude with the singing of Las Manitas at the Church of Immaculate Conception downtown at ~10-10:30p
On December 8th at 3pm a procession will leave the parish of Immaculate Conception for the procession on the Bay, and there will be three large boats available for parishioners. There will be a grand Kermes, and then the Patron Saint will be returned to her niche. Father Jesus Martinez Penilla will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priesthood.
Miguel's playing schedule
Fayne's BarandGrill Wednesday through Saturday 10:30pm - 12:00am.
Saturday Tequileria La Adelita's 12:00am - 2:00am for salsa night.Sunday Bahia Tortuga with the Sol Rockers 7:00pm - 9:00pm
John Cain's schedule
Tuesday, Cafe Del Mar, solo, 8 to 10 pm
Friday, Bally Hoo Restaurant, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Saturday, The Sunset Grill, solo, 630 to 830 pm
Sunday, Bahia Tortuga, The Sol Rockers, 630 to 900 pmBanda Sin Nombre at Chuuk Kay 3:30p Sat & Sun
Fenix Sat 2p Reggae/Cuban
Sun 2p Salsa
The Sol Rockers play at Bahia Tortuga on Sunday evenings.
You may find live music after 9 or 10 on Hidalgo at Fayne's, La Terraza, or Comono, and at Poc Na Hostel.
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