Events Around Mexico

October 2010 Events

Posted by Shari Reynolds

Morelia International Film Festival
Date: October 16-24
Location: Morelia

In the  Morelia Internactional  Film Festival, the purpose is to encourage Mexicans who have talent and to offer an environment for a International exhibition. Activities will include outdoor showings as well as conferences and exhibits. www.moreliafilmfest.com/

Octoberfest
Date: October 9-November 9
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco

“Carnivals of the World” is the theme for this year’s ‘month-long celebration. There will be dances, cultural exhibits, food and concerts by well known celebrities.   http://www.fiestasdeoctubre.com.mx/2010/2010.php

Riviera Maya Underground Film Festival
Date: October 13-17
Location: Playa del Carmen

This festival is a competition for independent short films and documentaries from around the world grouped in the following categories: Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Fiction.  http://www.rmuff.com

Festival of the Skulls
Location: Aguascalientes
Date: October 28- Nov 2

At this event you will find traditional sugar skulls and other items used for Day of the Dead altars.   The festival also promotes traditional Mexican food and seasonal fruits from the region.  Don’t miss the altars in honor of the dead and the skeleton parade.  http://www.festivaldecalaveras.com.mx/

Day of the Dead
Location: All throughout Mexico
Date: October 31st- November 2nd

This is a celebration that is used to remember and honor loved ones who have died. Family members set up alters with food and pictures in their homes and spend time visiting their loved ones’ graves and decorating the graves with colorful flowers and pictures.

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Daylight Saving Time Ends
Location: All throughout Mexico
Date: Sunday the 31st

Daylight savings time starts on the first Sunday of April and lasts until the last Sunday in October.  Clocks are set back one hour at 2 am on Sunday the 31st.

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