Thursday, February 11, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, February 11

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Celebrating Ash Wednesday with five masses to mark the start of Lent 

Con cinco misas marcan inicio de la Cuaresma

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de febrero.- .
  After Carnaval 2016 in Isla Mujeres ended on Tuesday night, there are five masses scheduled in the various churches of the island, to place the cross of ashes on Ash Wednesday. As follows:
 Guadalupe Chapel in colonia Salina Chica 8am & 5pm.
 Chapel of the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre at 6pm.
 Immaculate Conception downtown at 7pm.
 Sacred Heart Chapel in colonia La Gloria at 8pm. 
  The placing of these ashes is a reminder for Catholics that life on earth is temporary and one day their bodies will become dust, and that they believe in an ultimate life in Heaven. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, when Catholics spend 40 days dedicated to prayer, penance, and fasting.
  It is noted that the world Carnaval means farewell to meat (carne) and its origin is related to ancient times when people lacked refrigeration; therefore the Christians needed to use up products before the start of Lent; not just meat, but also milk,eggs, etc, For this reason, many areas organized town festivals on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which were called Carnavals, where they would consume all the products that would otherwise spoil during Lent.

Carnaval closes with spectacular night

Excellent participation and no incidents     

Cierra el Carnaval con saldo blanco y nutrida participación

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 10 de febrero.-
See translation below in City section.... 


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

Carnaval ends without incident & with excellent participation  
     Carnaval came to an end on Tuesday night with an evening dedicated to fun and joy with choreographed dances, festive music, ingenuity, and creativity; as dozens of participants gave their best on the Town Square stage, before the curtain went down until next year. During the celebrations, contests, parades, and the crowds on the Town Square there were no bad incidents, and therefore a "saldo blanco" according to the Department of Safety and Traffic (the police).
      For five days, normal activities on the island were on hold, in deference for the fun and festive spirit that is characteristic island people of the Caribbean and a part of their identity. Each of the troupes that participated in the Carnaval celebration received applause and recognition from hundreds of people attending each of the events.
  The presentation of the comedy show of recognized entertainer Namu Nani met expectations and was one of the most memorable nights in this Carnaval whose theme was “El Escenario del Mundo” (Scenes of the World, or World Stage).
   This year there were several features of note: upon the initiative of the DIF, social service agency, there were people with disabilities involved, who presented their King and Queen. Upon the initiative of City government, there was a Queen of sexual diversity, to encourage respect and inclusion of all sectors of society, without compromise to their dignity. To integrate and involve the local children in folk traditions, families were invited to join in the dance troupes and for the little children to dance. To integrate the three areas which make up the municipality, the Island, the Continental Zone, and the Agricultural Area, for this event the urban area of Rancho Viejo participated with their troupe, who received  enthusiastic applause from the audience.
  The Organizing Committee expressed its sincere congratulations (gratitude) to the more than 1000 participants, and especially to their families, because without their valuable support, this Carnaval would not have been the brilliant and exciting festival which it was this year.

National Artisans Craft Fair on the Town Square
(Times TBA)


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

The Por Esto website hasn't been functioning for the last hour or two....will translate these later or manana....

Alarmante .. [+] Ver mas

Concerns there could be an "invasion" of Israeli businesses  
Temen una invasión de negocios israelitas.. [+] Ver mas

 Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 comes to an end  
Finalizó el Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 [+] Ver mas

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February events

Sunset ~6:30
Moonrise over the Caribbean
Feb. 22, Monday:       6:57  (Full Moon, sunset 6:50)
Feb. 23, Tuesday:       7:47
Feb. 24, Wednesday:  8:37
Feb. 25, Thursday:     9:25
Feb. 26, Friday:        10:14
Feb. 27, Saturday:     11:03
Feb. 28, Sunday:       11:52

Sunday, Jan. 31 
Pescadores vs Cockteleros  at 1pm at the El Pescador baseball field for the Winter Technical League

Feb. 1, Monday  Day off for Constitution Day

Feb. 2 Candlemas  If there was a plastic baby in your piece of Rosca (King's cake) on Dia de los Reyes (Kings Day Jan. 6), you're expected to provide tamales today for the friends who shared the cake with you. Link to info about Candlemas.  

Announcement of the activities to commemorate World Wetlands Day. 
Feb. 2, Tuesday 6pm Casa de Cultura "The Importance of Wetlands" Conference
Feb. 3, Wednesday 9am-11:30 am Clean Up  Adult volunteers needed to assist & supervise the students. Wear closed shoes, hats, comfy clothing
            Meeting place is the Bicentennial Dome in colonia La Gloria

February 4, Thursday   Artist Fair 4-9  Outside the Casa de Cultura
Feb. 5 Friday  Constitution Day

Carnaval is February 5-9  

Feb. 5, FRIDAY: GALA NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Coronations of the Carnaval King & Queen, the Senior Citizen King & Queen, and the King & Queen with Disabilities. Dance Troupe Performances. Special performance by the young singer Jomal.

Feb. 6, SATURDAY: CUBAN NIGHT Town Square 8pm   
Dance Troupe Performances (Including RDS)
Dancing by Residents & Tourists to Music of the Band "Rebelde"

Rueda Medina & Posada Beach aka Playa Centro Live Music
      FANTASY NIGHT Town Square  8pm  
Costume Contests for Children & for Pets
Performance by Eduardo Togi

Link to video of performer  
MONDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square  8pm 
Dance Troupe (Regional Night) Performances, Adult Costume Contest
Comedy with Nani Namu & Stars

TUESDAY: CARNAVAL Town Square   8pm  
Dance Troupe Performances (including RDS), Burning of Juan Carnaval & Reading of His Will

 The theme for Carnaval Isla Mujeres 2016 isEl Escenario del Mundo(The World Stage or Scenes of the World). Ten dance troupes are registered. The theme song is “Calor, Pasión, Mucha Diversión.This article says Monday is Regional Night/Noche Regional LINK.   
    For more information, visit the social network sites of the Ayuntamiento (City government) LINK  or go to the Casa  de la Cultura, Av. Guerrero at the intersection with Abasolo, tel.: 8 770767   

Feb. 8 & 9  No School (for Carnaval)  

Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday

Feb. 11 Thursday, Naval Wives Monthly Breakfast Benefit (For Naval Hospital) 9am Naval Club 

Feb. 13 & 14, Sat & Sun, Salina Chica Futbol Rapido Lightning Tournament  

Feb 13-21  National Artisanal Fair Pabellón Nacional Artesanal  
National Artisans Craft Fair on the Town Square
Times TBA

Feb. 14  Valentine's Day 

Feb. 15-20  Island Time Music & Fishing Fest   LINK   

Feb. 24 Flag Day
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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