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Events in Mexico: March

Spring in Mexico

Rallying has come to Mexico! Hosted by the beautiful State of Guanjuato, this is now of Mexico’s biggest calendar dates of the year — details below. Easter is ALWAYS busy in Mexico, so if you plan to travel during this time Book Early! March brings the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and during the 20-22 of March, you can observe unique and interesting light patterns on the structures at archaelogy parks like Chichen Itza and Uxmal — details below…

Details of some of the events listed are supplied by Mexico’s States via the Mexico Tourism Board.

Dates of some of the events are subject to change. Please check website links (where available) for details and/or check locally for any schedule alterations.


Choose Event Start Dates of Interest

MAR 4: Night of the Witches (Noche de Brujas) — Catemaco, Veracruz

Is modern medicine getting you down? Need a cure or are you just a bit curious? The small lakeside town of Catemaco, referred to as the mecca of witch doctors, attracts thousands of people seeking non-conventional healing methods, and many swear by the results. Taking place the first Friday night of March every year, the annual gathering is a spectacle of witches, healers, magicians and wizards.

MAR 6: LALA International Marathon Torreon 2005 — Torreon, Coahuila

Torreon will host thousands of national and international runners in one of the most important and traditional marathons in Mexico. This year, the 17th LALA International Marathon winners will be selected for the World Cup Marathon in Helsinki 2005, the fist places in each category will also receive $250,000 pesos.

MAR 11-13: Corona Rally Mexico — Guanajuato State

The cities of Guanajuato, Silao and Leonin Guanajuato State will host the 2005 Corona Rally, a two-day race covering 600 miles of central Mexico’s majestic plateaus and mountains in 15 legs of intense off road driving. Not to be missed is the wide array of festivities that always accompany the rallies. Traditional dance, music and food promise to put the Mexican spirit into this event.


MAR 17-20: 4th International Motorcycle Festival — Saltillo, Coahuila

Saltillo welcomes hundreds of riders to this unique event, just a three hours’ ride from Texas.


MAR 19-26 (tentative): Tajin Summit (Cumbre Tajin) — Tajin, Veracruz.

This festival evokes the spring season (a time of renovation) and celebrates the archeological sites and natural beauty of Veracruz. The central theme of Tajin 2004 is the Ritual.


MAR 20-27: Holy Week (Semana Santa) — Nationwide

From Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent) through to the week after Easter Sunday is the busiest time at all of Mexico’s key attractions. Everywhere you go there will be processions, festivals, parties, fireworks and more! Many Mexicans take their holiday during this period, so in smaller towns and cities, you can expect more businesses (shops, nightclubs, etc) to be closed. Hotels, restaurants and other core tourist services will operate as normal. If you want to travel to Mexico during the Easter Period – BOOK EARLY.


MAR 21: Spring Equinox (Equinoccio de la Primavera) — Chichen-Itza, Yucatan

The first day of spring; many archaeological structures (especially those closely lined with astronomical events) are popular on the 20th – 22nd of March, as the sun’s light matches up with features on the structures left behind by the ancient civilizations. The most famous is Chichen-Itza, where a shadow of the plumed serpent moves up the main temple. You can discover this and many other Archaeological Parks in Mexico with Mexperience.


MAR: 21 — Benito Juarez’ Birthday, Oaxaca

Birth date of one of Mexico’s most famous and revered heroes – Benito Juarez. The day is marked with a Public Holiday. Parties, dancing, music, Mexican food and good times are practiced nationwide, but especially in Oaxaca – where Juarez was born.

MAR 29: XIII International Guitar Festival of Morelia (XIII Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Morelia) — Morelia, Michoacan

Michoacan, with its rich musical traditions and home to one of the oldest conservatories in Latin America, is the perfect host for this popular guitar festival. The program features recitals, contests, conferences, seminars and expositions, with local as well as international artists participating from Venezuela, Chile, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Cuba and the Czech Republic.