Carnaval Mazatlan

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Mazatlan’s Carnival – Burning of Bad Humor & Naval Combat fireworks

Another night, another Carnival event!  What fun! We headed out to see the Burning of Bad Humor this year – our first time actually making it on time!  The victim this year was Platanito, the comedian who wasn’t funny.  The link on his name goes to an article about his tasteless and painful comments, but he basically referred to the children who died in a daycare fire as “Kentucky Fried Children.”  In my opinion, he was a great choice.  In...

Mazatlan’s Carnival 2012 – Friday night at Olas Altas

Paul and I headed out to find some dinner and then check out what was going on at Carnival down at Olas Altas.  The big variety show headlining Filippa Giordano was at the baseball stadium, but there was plenty going on at Olas Altas for us!  Here is another photo tour of our evening, and there are a couple of videos, too.  Enjoy!                         Below is a video of...

Mazatlán’s Carnaval – setting up

Paul and I walked down to Olas Altas this morning to see how Carnaval was getting set up.  I thought you might like to go on a little tour with us.                           Click here for a picture and explanation of the laser aquatic show.  (text in Spanish)     This morning there were only the two stages set up in Olas Altas, I imagine they will be working...

Mazatlán’s Carnaval – at the Plazuela Machado

Carnaval events take place throughout the city, with the coronations at the baseball stadium, the parades along the malecón, fireworks at Olas Altas and along the malecón and the street party in Olas Altas.  But there are plenty of Carnaval decorations and events other places, too. The Plazuela Machado has a gigantic silver sculpture in one corner.  In another corner a stage was being set up this afternoon.  The kiosko is decorated with Carnaval flair – Pacifico style. The malecón...

Here Comes Mazatlán’s Carnaval 2012

The theme for Mazatlán’s Carnaval celebration this year is The Empires Celebration. The empires of France, Russia, Rome, and China will be represented by Carnaval royalty. Carnaval celebrations begin on February 16 and run through February 21. Today they were still working on erecting four large monos along the malecón. These huge paper maché figures represent the four empires. Here’s a nice schedule of events for Carnaval 2012. They have been installing lighting and electrical conduit for the various stages....