Getting Ready for Carnaval in Mazatlán

February 5, 2014


We all start getting Carnaval fever when we start seeing the large statues go up along the malecon, and the first few were installed yesterday.  Then this morning on my walk I saw them installing one that seems to be of Che Guevara playing the guitar. (picture above) In the same picture you’ll also see someone installing what I think is a guy wire into the palm tree.

I’m not sure what all of the rest of the statues represent… that will be revealed in the next few days, I’m sure.  But take a look at the first few (a couple snapped as I was driving) and I hope you’ll start getting Carnaval fever, too!






The theme of this year’s Carnaval is Litoralia, which loosely translates to The Skin of the Sea… or the shoreline, the place where the sea meets the shore.  There’s more information on Carnaval here.


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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Wow! A real Carnaval there must be a blast. I hope you have fun!


      Kim G
      Boston, MA
      Where it’s too cold for that kind of thing.

    1. I know I say it every year about this time, but it is still true. Our Mexican lives are certainly different. Carnaval simply does not exist in Villa Obregon. There is always a celebration after Lent starts in Barra de Navidad. On the other hand, we have a cool San Patricio celebration in March that makes up for it.

      1. Steve, Maz has the third largest Carnaval in the world.

        Kim G., We always love Carnaval, it is a week of fun, dancing, parades, drinking, music, and fireworks. People come from all over so the people watching is great too. You should come sometime during Carnaval. So so fun.

    1. Thanks for getting those photos put up! I aways look forward to it. I am so looking forward to celebrating Carnivale this year.

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