Festivals of Mexico: where to go throwing radishes and pineapples
Envy the mexicans. They know how to light. Festivals of Mexico are generously flavored with tequila, spicy dishes, hot dances and passionate local temperament. And holidays are arranged for any occasion, even in honor of radish.
Oyster Festival in Mexico
The travel agencies of the state of Tabasco so actively advertised this festival of Mexico that we could not pass by. Bright printing promised a real paradise for gourmets. And not deceived.
The oyster festival is still a child. This year it was held for the second time. The main event took place 50 kilometers from Villahermosa, the capital of Tabasco. Of course, oysters occupied the central place at the festival. In Montenegro, we also tried dishes from them, but here ...
Dozens of dishes prepared by talented culinary specialists — raw, fried, boiled, savory oysters, in banana leaves — all this splendor was available for tasting.The tasting was conceived as a buffet, so the delicacies were enough for everyone. Chic festival in Mexico!
A nice bonus - master classes. Mexican chefs shared their secrets of making spicy-sweet sauces (made from chili and chocolate), corn tortillas and other national delicacies. The best participants took with them baskets of seafood. A similar festival in Mexico always gathers crowds of seafood lovers.
the date of the: August 29-30.
For those who do not know, the Mexican state of Tabasco is the birthplace of chocolate. It was on local plantations for the first time in the world that they started growing cocoa. Therefore, it is not surprising that the thematic festival of Mexico is held here.
The holiday is organized in the central park Villahermosa in a big way. The best chocolatiers of Mexico, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Colombia demonstrate their sweet masterpieces, share the secrets of their preparation, conduct workshops for professionals and master classes for amateurs. Only in Tabasco can you try shark and watermelon chocolate.
The main purpose of this colorful festival of Mexico is to remember the history and trace the evolution of the chocolate industry in Mexico.At the time of the Maya and Aztec in the country there were temples of the god of cocoa. In these temples, the high priests prepared a chocolate drink, which was considered sacred.
By the way, you will not find real chocolate in Mexican supermarkets. It can be purchased at the festival or in the "chocolate shops". Professionals recommend to use this sweet delicacy with a tequila Añejo. Unusually, but very tasty. This delicious Mexican festival is worth going for just this variety.
the date of the: end of November (see the calendar of festivals for the desired year, the date is shifting).
Mexicans prepare for the festival of radish for several months, and this holiday lasts only one night. But what! The guests of the holiday sing together until the voice sits down, and dance, while listening to the feet. And the sky is constantly lit up with colorful spray of salutes.
The highlight of the program is radish sculptures. Farmers make them from specially grown root vegetables. The length of a giant radish reaches half a meter, and weight - up to 3 kilograms. The sculptures are exhibited in the central square of the city of Oaxaca. Fantasy authors can only envy - the skillful hands of farmers sculpt scenes from everyday life, the faces of the saints and much more.
The author of the best work is entitled to a prize of $ 1,300 and a bonus - a photo on the front page of the local newspaper. Mexicans firmly believe in the magic power of radish. They say that all diseases as a hand removes. True, the giant root crops grown for the festival in Mexico cannot be eaten - they were generously processed with chemicals. But the festival of Mexico from this does not become crowded.
the date of the: December 23
Gelagets, or Monday on the hill - the main holiday of Oaxaca. Everybody walks in the city - music is heard everywhere from the streets, national festivals and fairs are held all over the state. Happy people drink mezcal, eating it with corn tortillas. This Mexican festival is still fun!
The festival Gelahetsa arranged in honor of the Goddess of corn. For a long time, the inhabitants of these places put her offerings on Fortin Hill, appealing and asking about the harvest. And today, during the festivities, the locals choose the Queen of Corn. She can be a girl who knows the culture and songs of Oaxaca. And appearance - the tenth case.
Gelagetsa is translated as “the exchange of gifts”, but this exchange takes place in a very peculiar way.On the hill, Fortin has a specially equipped stage for creative groups - after performing a national dance with pineapples, the girls launch fruit into the crowd. The weight of one pineapple is 1.5-2 kg! Coconuts, sweets and flour products are sent there after each performance. Similar festivals of Mexico are held here with all sorts of fun and dancing.
the date of the: 3-4 Mondays of July.
Thousands of eyes are chained to the sky. Now participants will take their places and balloons will fly up. There are hundreds of them, but two similar in this color can not be found. Airships, heroes of favorite cartoons, huge friendly bees hover over the heads of astonished spectators. One of the most beautiful performances, this vibrant festival of Mexico.
The Balloon Festival has been held in Mexico since 2002 and is considered one of the most colorful festivals. Every year tens of thousands of tourists come to the city of Leon. For 12 years they have been at the festival more than 2 million.
The concept of this festival in Mexico remains unchanged - it is held in honor of the famous balloonists Montgolfier, committed the first balloon flight in Europe.A century later, their feat was repeated by Mexicans from the state of Guanajuato. In this state, and held a festival of Mexico, which attracts all.
Participants make balloons for the holiday under the order, so every year different characters and figures fly into the sky. Crews, typing a predetermined height, hang above the ground. During the festival, viewers are not allowed to smoke. Everyone must have garbage bags - the organizers carefully monitor compliance with this requirement. Autumn holiday, it is desirable to come in warm clothes. The festival of Mexico is not only fun, but also the concern of citizens about their health.
the date of the: November 14-17 (may shift by several days).
Festivals of Mexico, fiestas and the days of the saints here are held every month. There is much to learn from the Mexicans. They know how to relax "to the fullest" and enjoy life. How else? After all, the place of the holiday should always be, regardless of the circumstances.