Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, December 8

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles

Taking advantage of discounts  

  Taxpayers continue to take advantage of the discount program for property tax payment. 

"Holy Door" opens today

Closing the festivities in honor of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception with a flourish    

Para cerrar con broche de oro fiestas en honor a la Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 7 de diciembre.-
    The blessing of the Holy Door of the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception by  Monsignor Pedro Pablo Elizondo took place on Sunday, and it will be open on Tuesday, December 8th to provide plenary indulgence for all who cross thru it.  The opening of the Holy Door will take place after the maritime procession of the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, before she is returned to her niche, which is the culmination of the festivities. 
        Before the blessing and opening of the Holy Door of Isla Mujeres, there were twelve metal plates installed, as a commemoration of this event which begins on December 8th and concludes on November 20, 2016. The images on the plates include Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in 1517, the baptism, an outline of the Boca Iglesias church, the Three Niches, the three fishermen, and an image of the church. on the other door is the shield (or coat of arms...escudo) of the Vatican, of Pope Francis, of Monsenor Pedro Pablo Elizondo, of Isla Mujeres, and a map of Isla Mujeres, with symbols.
       On Tuesday the Monsignor will open the Holy Door at the church in Cancun, and simultaneously the doors will be opened at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Isla Mujeres, at Playa del Carmen, at Cozumel, at Felipe  Carrillo Puerto, and at Chetumal.
            When designating the parish of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception of Isla Mujeres for the Holy Door distinction, consideration was given because of the first church built in the parish, Boca Iglesias, was the first place where Christians were baptized, Melchor and Julian, which means this is were the conversion of New Spain began. 


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

On the first Monday of each month, we have a patriotic ceremony, and in this way we teach the young islanders love and respect for Mexico and its symbols.
El homenaje que cada primer lunes de mes realizamos a nuestro Lábaro Patrio, es la forma en que inculcamos a los pequeños isleños el amor y respeto por México y sus símbolos.

December 7: International Day of Civil Aviation    
Hoy 7 de Diciembre, Día Internacional de la Aviación Civil. #‎ComunidadEnAcción‬.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles

Fishermen at sea  
Pescadores a la mar [+] Ver mas
  The weather was stable on Monday, and the fishermen were able to go out for the second consecutive day. They had good results fishing for lobsters in the open sea, several kilometers out, however some reported that the water was "murky and cold".
      Bad weather causes the lobsters to move out into this area, migrating from north to south, which represents a good opportunity in this area after the strong winds, because, "the rocks and caves are full of them."  Those who went out seeking fish reported good catches also, including the prized species such as grouper and snapper.
   According to the forecasts from CONAGUA (National Water Commission), the good weather is expected to continue for the remainder of this week. However, on Tuesday there is a 60 percent chance of rain.
      There were a normal amount of tourists going to Isla Contoy, and taking tours in the Bay or going diving. These activities were interrupted by the weather last week. There were a normal number of daytrippers coming over on the ferries and other boats that bring them from the mainland.

Boat procession in the Bay  
Procesión marítima por la bahía [+] Ver mas
  See the events section below for Festivities for Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The final activities of the 28 groups of unions, cooperatives, guilds, women, founders, youths, etc will begin at 10am on Tuesday with the last scheduled group, Las Conchitas, the Mass, and the First Communion. At 3pm there will be another Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, and the icon will be taken to the pier for the traditional maritime ceremony that has occurred for more than half a century. In the evening, at 8pm, there will be a concert for the "Year of Mercy", and a Kermes fair.

Parks need attention   
Parques en total abandonol.. [+] Ver mas
   There is criticism on this issue, especially from political candidates.

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December events

Sunset ~6:05
Moonrise over the Caribbean

Dec. 25   6:46
Dec. 26   7:43
Dec. 27   8:38
Dec. 28   9:32
Dec. 29  10:24
Dec. 30 11:09
Dec  31  12:03am (Jan. 1)
Casa de Cultura:  The photography exhibition of Isla's biological diversity is scheduled to continue thru Dec. 7. It features 70 photographs of native flora & fauna by local amateur photographers, including city employees, and students, rotated in groups of 40.
Casa de Cultura: "Una Mujer en Isla Mujeres" continues thru Dec. 11.  Includes photographs and works on handmade bark paper.
  On Thursday Dec. 3  you are invited to come to the esplanade (outdoor plaza) of the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres for the 10p food samples (from 5-7) and the artist fair (from 4-9), & dance troupe performances.
  Thursday, Dec. 3 World Disabilities Day 4p March from police station to Salina Chica Green Dome where there will be workshops, educational activities, testimonials, and a performance by a pair of dancers from Cancun.  Cancelled due to weather
Friday, December 4 Inauguration of exhibition "A Tribute to the Mexican Muralistas" by the high school students of Bachilleres
 Nov 28 - Dec 8 Festival for the Virgin of Immaculate Conception, the Town Saint. is held annually. Link
Photos from two years ago (City press release)

 Saturday, Nov. 28  Church of Immaculate Conception Mass at 7p followed by the taking down of the icon and a procession thru downtown, followed by fireworks, with music and folkloric performances of traditional dances in regional clothing at the church esplanade

Festival events at 8p nightly.

Sunday, Nov. 29: Miraflores neighborhood guild, with music and a dance
 Monday, Nov. 30: The union of the Public Security Department (police) with a presentation of the  ballet folclórico at the Casa de la Cultura, starting at 8pm.
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Two groups. The CROC gastronomic union and the neighborhood guild of colonia Salina Chica, where the RDS dance troupe will perform at 8pm
Wednesday, Dec. 2: Colonia Salina Grande neighborhood guild, with a presentation by the Senior Citizens Dance troupe and a performance by local artists  César López and Anabel Burgos.
Thursday, Dec. 3: The cooperatives Caribe and Isla Bonita with a presentation of the ballet folclórico La Isleña at 8pm.
Friday, Dec. 4: Five groups together: Barrio de Pescadores, Cooperativa Adolfo López Mateos, Isla Bonita, Colonia El Cañotal, and the Youth Group, with a grand concert and a velada juvenil with Rene Francisco.
Saturday, Dec. 5: Four groups: Patria y Progreso fishing coop, Justicia Social fishing coop, el esperado woman's group, and the neighborhood guild of colonia La Gloria, with a presentation of the program  Lluvia de Estrellas (Cascade of Stars) with local singers. 
Sunday, Dec 6: The cooperative Isla Mujeres and the children's group, and the confirmations will take place
Monday, Dec. 7: Mega caravan with participation by all the people, with  Las Mañanitas being sung to the Virgin of Immaculate Conception at the chapels of  Caridad del Cobre, Sagrado Corazón and La Guadalupe.
Tuesday, Dec. 8: The guild of Las Conchitas, the first communions will take place, and the grand boat procession with dozens of vessels depart from the concrete pier at 4pm. THE POSTER SAYS 3P.
 8p Celebration (Gran Kermesse), Dancing, Concert Town Square

Dec. 11 Casa de Cultura noon  Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Poetry Contest awards 

Dec. 11 Chapel of Guadalupe Salina Chica-overlooking the Caribbean  People gather to sing Las Mananitas to the Virgin of Guadalupe at midnight

 Dec. 12  Dia de la Virgen Guadalupe...patron saint of Mexico  Link to info about Guadalupe & Juan Diego    

 Start of Guadalupe-Reyes Holiday period, which ends January 6th.

Dec, 16-24 Posadas Navidenas... There is usually a children's Posada play during this time  Link to information  
During the posadas, there is usually a dance on the town square, featuring dances & costumes from different regions of Mexico

Dec. 19 Annual Golf Cart Parade 6p from Bachilleres thru the colonias

Dec. 20 Cancun Hotel Zone area 5p  Annual decorated boat parade Link  

 Dec. 24  Noche Buena / Christmas Eve  

Dec. 25 Dia de Navidad / Christmas Day

Coming December 25-30! Performances by dance troupes of the National Congress of Mexican Folkloric Dance..."A fragment of the mosaic mural of Mayan culture"

Dec. 26  Usually the annual  Quinceaneras event and Mass at the Church of Immaculate Conception for young women who turned 15 during 2015 and who will be wearing beautiful gowns. More info TBA when available

Dec. 28 Dia de los Santos Innocentes  A day of practical jokes, similar to "April Fool's Day"  
Dec. 29  you are invited to come to the esplanade (outdoor plaza) of the Casa de Cultura Isla Mujeres for the 10p food samples (from 5-7) and the artist fair (from 4-9), & dance troupe performances.

Dec. 31  New Year's Eve  Usually celebrated with a large party on the square with fireworks and dancing until dawn or beyond. People observe the sunrise at Punta Sur on New Year's morn. Tables can be reserved in advance, until sold out. More info TBA when available.

Every Tuesday and Thursday: Free spay/neuter clinic  (Isla Animals)
 Consults 100p, Vaccines: parvo & distemper 50p, flea & tick meds 20p, wormer 10p. Helpers always welcome! Isla Animals, Mundaca Hacienda, 10am-4pm (No food morning of surgery/water ok)

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