Thursday, March 2, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, March 2

** See the Carnaval Schedule in the Events section! **

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

link to their Isla articles & photos

Successful closure to the Carnaval festivities

Con broche de oro

Cerraron festejos del Carnaval: Juan Carrillo

Lanrry PARRA

ISLA MUJERES, 1 de marzo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 
See translation in the City section below    


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

     Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis, thanked the families for their enthusiastic participation in the Carnival celebrations, thereby helping to preserve this tradition.
   More than 5000 people gathered in the Town Square, where the Mayor closed the festivities for Carnaval 2017, which had the enthusiastic participation by island families who were involved with the dance troupes and parades on Rueda Medina Avenue. 
    The Mayor said that the coordination between the different governmental agencies and the residents made this Carnaval an excellent event, which took place in an orderly, peaceful manner with no major incidents, meeting its objective of being an event designed for enjoyment by all the families and bythe tourists who visit the island at this time.  
    Residents from different colonias and from the Continental Zone agreed that thanks to the quality of the troupes, the floats, and the big events, this Carnaval has been considered as one of the best among those remember, thanks to those who were involved with organizing the activities that took place. 
   The Mayor said that Carnaval is a deeply rooted tradition among the islanders, who make it theirs and enjoy it intensely, offering the national and international tourists who visit the island a good impression of this clean, safe destination. 
    Tourism increased by 10 percent during Carnaval, generating a good economic benefit for all sectors who depend on the tourism industry.


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)

Carnaval celebrations generated more trash  
Se dispara la producción de basura al día en Isla Mujeres por festejos del carnaval -…/

Lent begins with a serious lack of seafood in Isla Mujeres 
Inicia Cuaresma con serio desabasto de mariscos en Isla Mujeres -…/

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust....Ash Wednesday
En polvo eres y en polvo te convertirás...Miércoles de Ceniza -…/


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Seafood shortages  
Total desabasto de productos del mar [+] Ver mas
  The freezers of the cooperatives are full of ice, but there is not a single fish, since the fishermen have been unable to work for the past five days. On Sunday, when the port was open for small boats, most of the fishermen went out to collect their lobster traps, since the season ended February 28th. Those who were fishing brought in at best 40 kilograms per boat, and that was sold promptly. Another 'norte' is expected by Friday which could close the port for small boats for several days. The port may be open for general navigation on Thursday, depending on the conditions.

Sucessful Carnaval festivities   
Festejos carnestolendos, un éxito  [+] Ver masSee translation in the City section above   

Beginning of Lent  
Inició la Cuaresma[+] Ver mas
  Masses were held for the beginning of Lent, and scriptures were read and sermons were given, which are quoted in this article.

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 March Events
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Wednesday March 1  Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent

Thursday, March 2  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

TBA: Events to celebrate 500 years since the first European expedition arrived

Thursday, March 9  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Sunset ~6:50p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
March 12  7:12 Full Moon
March 13  8:05
March 14  8:56
March 15  9:47
 March 16  10:37
   March 17  11:26  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Thursday, March 16  Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Friday, March 17  St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Monday March 20  Equinox & Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 21 Benito Juarez's birthday

Thursday, March 23   Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

Thursday, March 30   Artist Fair Casa de Cultura   Art, Food, Craft Beer, Music, Fun

The Artist's Fairs are scheduled weekly on Thursdays at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9 thru April 20.

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