Achieving not only a great call in each of the events that were part of the Mazatlan Carnival, greater inclusion, the return of certain traditions and privileging family entertainment; as a resounding success evaluated the municipal authorities, mazatlecos and tourists to the Mazatlan International Carnival 2019 ‘Equinoccio, the Rebirth of the Senses’ achieving with this to remain as one of the best carnivals throughout Mexico.
Coronations with guest artists of great recognition in Mexico and abroad, the participation of ‘Banda El Recodo’ celebrating its 80th Anniversary, Carnival parades with 33 impressive and beautiful allegorical cars where reflected the professionalism and talent of the artists Rigoberto Lewis, Jorge Osuna and Ocean Rodriguez, ‘comparsas’ whose joy, dances and costumes dazzled all the attendees, a spectacular Naval Combat that every year dazzles with its novelties and what to say about one of the biggest dance floors in the world, having as a perfect frame the pier of Mazatlan and being completely free, is part of what the thousands of Mazatlan and tourists who gathered at the Pearl of the Pacific enjoyed.
We extend our gratitude to all those who privileged us with their visit and we are waiting for you at the Mazatlan International Carnival 2020 from February 20-25.
Starting Wednesday, February 27, in the tourist corridor of the Golden Zone located at the beginning of Playa Gaviotas Avenue, you can admire the photographic exhibition “Carnaval Internacional de Mazatlan Siempre Vivo” (Mazatlan International Carnival Always Alive) by the talented photographer Salvador Herrera that will transport you to magic, joy, colors and mysticism that has wrapped throughout its history to the Mazatlan International Carnival.
Admire the history and beauty of our carnivals and live with us the maximum feast of the port.
Welcome to the Mazatlan International Carnival 2019!
The magic and majestic style of the artist Rigoberto Lewis will be present at the Mazatlan Carnival 2019 thanks to the legacy left before his departure, 13 Carnival floats will be built through the Las Anas Lewis Association with unpublished designs of the artist.
Ana, Rigoberto’s niece, said that the royal carriage will have a height of almost 15 meters towards the throne with a design aimed at women in a renaissance and baroque style.
For the first time the Mazatlan Carnival 2019 parade will combine the tradition, creativity, modernity and style of 3 artists from Mexico.
After 54 years of being part of this great holiday, 2014 was the last year that the artist Rigoberto Lewis participated with his designs in the Mazatlan Carnival, since in January of that same year he died after having suffered a stroke.
So now you know, from February 28 to March 5, we are waiting for you at the Mazatlan International Carnival 2019!
The Director of the Institute Cultura Mazatlan, Oscar Blancarte Pimentel, predicts that the 121st edition of the Mazatlan International Carnival will surprise everyone and is proof of that he shared some advances that we will enjoy from February 27 to March 5 in the paradisiacal port of Mazatlan.
During the great parade of the Mazatlan Carnival that takes place year after year along its beautiful boardwalk, 32 floats and 2 of the lesbian-gay community will be presented. In this year will have floats of Rigoberto Lewis, as well as illuminated cars by Jorge Osuna and designer ‘Ocean’ from Mexico City.
Is already working on the creation of 12 puppets that will adorn the Mazatlan seafront, Golden Zone and the lookout on Paseo del Centenario, promising to be different and very striking.
Already have defined who will be the artists that will make shine each one of the coronations of the Mazatlan Carnival 2019:
Queen of Carnival – Los Angeles Azules
Queen of the Floral Games – Emmanuel and Mijares
Queen Children – 90’s Pop Tour
These events will be completely free and only areas marked as VIP will have a special cost.
So you know, book your place with time and enjoy with us the Mazatlan International Carnival 2019 ‘Equinox: The Rebirth of the Senses’.
The Natural Park Mazatlan Lighthouse board together with municipal authorities of Mazatlan announced the launch of the free internet service and webcams 360° for all visitors to the ‘Cerro del Creston’, so your visit to the largest natural lighthouse in the world can be recorded and share it in real time with your friends and family.
Through the official webpage of the Mazatlan Lighthouse you can see in real time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through three video-cameras the impressive 360 ° views that this natural beauty of Mazatlan will give you, so do not forget to share your experience and invites more people to make this healthy journey in family.
Each family chooses to build in their homes altars of 2, 3 and the traditional of 7 levels, which represent the levels that souls must go through to reach the place of their spiritual rest.
Each step of the altar should be covered with tablecloths, papel picado (perforated paper), mats of tule, etc. At the highest level the image of the saint of devotion of the family will be placed; the second is destined for the souls in purgatory, in the third do not forget to put the salt, a symbol of purification; In the fourth the bread, which is offered as food and consecration; at the fifth placed the seasonal fruit (tangerine, guava, orange, apple, tejocote) and the deceased’s favorite dishes; the sixth is intended to put the photographs of the deceased who dedicated the altar and finally in the seventh is placed the contact with the earth, which is represented by a cross formed by flowers, sedes or fruits.
Each element of the altar has its meaning and importance. For example, copal and incense are used for the purification of the soul and its aroma guide the deceased towards their offering. Through the candles the fire element is represented which has vital importance to light the way of souls. The water, fruit and the dishes serve to quench the thirst and hunger of the souls who are visiting us and so on. In this way the Altars of Dead receive a great importance within our traditions as they represent the connection between us and the world of the Dead.
Undoubtedly the tradition of the Day of the Dead is a great celebration in Mexico where each region and people permeates its distinctive, so we invite you to meet and celebrate with us to the dead, and keep our traditions alive.