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APRIL 3-7: International Guitar Festival of 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. For more information, please visit: www.figmorelia.com
APRIL 9-16: Sardine Fishing Ritual - Tacotalpa, Tabasco
In the picturesque village of Tapijulapa, an enchanting cavern known as the Cave of the Sardines (Cueva de la Sardina) is the site of an annual religious ritual with prehispanic roots. The ritual involves fishing for sardines for the purpose of imploring Mother Nature to bring sufficient rain for the crops. The more sardines caught during the ceremony, the better the harvest will be. Cultural festivities are celebrated prior to the ritual, starting on March 13 to the 19.
APRIL 9-16: Holy Week (Semana Santa) - All of Mexico
Beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter Sunday, the week's religious celebrations include reenactments of the events leading up to Christ's crucifixion. The most renowned celebrations are held in Mexico City, Patzcuaro, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, San Cristobal de las Casas and Taxco.
APRIL 8-15: Polo Tournament âGran Copa Agua Altaâ - Costa Careyes, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Costa Careyes is located 2 and a half hours south of Puerto Vallarta and a little more than an hour north of Manzanillo International Airport on the Mexican Pacific Coast, on the famous Costalegre. For more information about this event, please visit: www.mexicopolo.com
APRIL 15-May 13: San Marcos Fair - Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes State
A colorful three-week festival featuring handicrafts, bullfights, folk dancing, games, cockfights, fireworks, cultural events and local cuisine. The National Poetry Prize and a traditional competition of typical dress also take place during this international celebration.
APRIL 22-30: San Marcos Fair - Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
A popular fair dedicated to the patron saint of the Capital City of Chiapas. The traditional elements will stand out, such as the processions in which they carry offerings named somÃ©s, made with leaves, fruits and candy.
APRIL 28-MAY 14: Tabasco Fair - Parque Villahermosa, Tabasco
Famous for its Olmec artifacts, Villahermosa Park hosts this colorful state fair where 17 counties share their best in cuisine, arts and crafts. Visitors can also enjoy the colorful boat parade over the Grijalva River and the outdoor theater in the evenings where plays are presented by each county. From April 28 to May 14, some prior festivities take place such as beauty contestants, street band performances and car and boats parades. www.tabasco.gob.mx
APRIL 30: Children's Day (DÃa de los NiÃ±os) - Mexico City
Celebrated in schools across Mexico, April 30 is recognized as el DÃa del NiÃ±o, or Childrenâs Day. Mexican niÃ±os receive cakes, candies and gifts. With more than six million children living in the city, Mexico City features a wide variety of attractions for children.