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Charity Bingo #2 for Casa Hogar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie

Charity Bingo Night  for Casa Hogar

Most of the tables were full of eager Bingo players and once we were fed and beveraged by the able staff of Nacho Daddy, we were indeed ready to get started. The still unsticky beads were distributed by Lori, Tim was selling cards, you know, of the Bingo variety, and Robin and Carole were selling Big Raffle and 50/50 raffle tickets. Oscar was back and taking pictures. Glad to see you doing better, Oscar.

It looked like a pretty good crowd. There were several visitors from Portland, Oregon this evening. It’s c-o-o-o-l-d in Oregon. Many familiar faces and many new faces as well. I expect we will be seeing new faces all the way into the season. Good. That way, we can make new friends.

The main event of the evening began practically the same way as the last time we played. Our dandy guest caller was, once again, Sean Moore of Nacho Daddy. And we were ready to BINGO-O-O-O-o-o-o, paying strict attention to the letters and numbers called



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Game #1 was won quickly but it was a fake bingo. The player thought B-13 had been called. It hadn’t been. However, it soon was called and the same person, Jessie Gedary, was the winner. Yaaay! We moved on to Game #2 and three winners shouted out with enthusiasm…”BINGO!!”. Tim was busy confirming that all bingos were good bingos. The winners, Rob Morris, Jay Mortensen and Peg Egan, were thrilled with their prizes. Jay was seated at the Portland table. Game #3 was a quiet fake bingo, then a fake-out bingo because it was a good bingo after all. Silly people. Roger Mallett was the lucky winner. Game #4, took forever. I don’t know why, but it was finally won by Ross Shapiro.

Half time gave me the opportunity to check out who was in attendance. Gil Gevins and his wife Lucy, attending for the first time, were at a table behind me. Gil was named “Jalisco’s Funniest Human Being” a while back. He has written several books, “Refried Brains” among them. All are available on Amazon.com. Let’s see…Lary and his daughter, Nicole, were playing nearby. Bill Kelly was playing, too. A female impersonator/lip-sinker by the name of Dixie, another newbie, was at a table behind me. Quite a star studded night.

Halftime also gave everyone the opportunity to unfuel and refuel and purchase more raffle tickets. Sales were brisk for both raffles. Then, we were off to the Bingo Races again.

Game #5 was won by Ross Shapiro, our double-dipper of the evening. He was quick to point out that a different card won. Lucky guy. Lucky cards. Then, we had a bead spill on aisle one. Oh, no! Tim was on it immediately but, apparently the spill was quite serious as it spread to aisle two. Don’t lose any beads, guys!

Game #6 was won by a street person. Well, not really. Juliana Montagano  actually won the game. I love it when people holler “Bingo!” when they pass by the restaurant. We all sit up and take notice. I was within one of winning…B-1 to be precise. Bingo is a game of chance, you know. Chances are you don’t have the number. That’s been my experience this season.

At last, it was time for the raffle drawings. Roger Mallett (the winner of Game #3) won the 50/50 raffle. When you’re hot, you’re hot. The prize came to a total of $1,825! Roger generously donated his winnings to Casa Hogar. What a lovely gesture. Thank you Roger. Mary Jacobs won the Big Raffle…the basket included a one night stay at Casa Isabel and two beautiful still-life paintings donated by the artist, Alex Sanchez. Congratulations, Mary!

Once all the photographs were taken, we began Game #7, which was won by Jeff Bemge who was sitting at the same table as Jessie Gedary, the winner of Game #1. Lucky table.

Just before Game #8 (black-out) began, I thought I heard rain. Nope. Just the sizzle of the famous Nacho Daddy fajitas cooking in the hot juices. Mmmmm. My mouth began to water. No way did it smell like rain.

Quite a ways into Game #8, my pen rolled across one of my cards pushing the beads to one side. Awwwww. No way to recover from a roll-over accident like that. Shoot! We had another accident near the front of the restaurant. I don’t know if beads and cards were involved or just drinks. Either way, bummer. It was an accident prone evening.

After a surprisingly short game, Adam Manthei was declared the winner.

Sponsors

Gift Bags

No Way Jose

Tino’s Restaurant
Papelería Limón Cristalex
Los Veranos Canopy tour Vallarta Shores
Nacho Daddy Deja New Consignment
Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates PVRPV
Fishing with Carolina Cassandra Shaw
Daiquiri Dicks Joe Jack’s Fish Shack
The Coffee Cup America Cruise
El Andariego Gold’s Gym
Las Palomas Restaurant Sirloin Stokade
Apaches Martini Bar Barra Bar
The Dog House Hotel Tropicana
Diamonds International Curvas Peligrosas
Bubba Gump Greeting Cards by Helen
JB Dancing Club Café DesArtistes
Novelties Karina Canto del Mar
Tropical Adventures


Congratulations! To all our winners. Thank you for coming out and playing Bingo for Casa Hogar, our local orphanage. Many items from the wish list were donated, too earning the bringer an extra card…FREE! For the evening, $12,700 pesos were raised for the children. Thank you all so much.

Many thanks to the staff of Nacho Daddy and Sean for volunteering to call for us. You did a splendid job…all of you.

Once again, our sponsors: Tim of PVRPV, Lori of Rio Amapas-Private Luxury Residences and the lovely ladies from Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates, Charlotte and Carole, have worked very hard to make each charity bingo night a roaring success. Thanks to all of you. Additional thanks are in order for all of the amazing businesses that have donated to the prize bags. My goodness. It’s so fabulous to see the community pull together for these events.

Our next Bingo night is Tuesday, December 6th. I hope to see many more people in attendance when we play Charity Bingo for Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia/Help for Blind People. Signing off until then.

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Charity Bingo #1 for Casa Hogar – Puerto Vallarta

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Written by Judith St. Gaudens author of Lilacs For Carrie

LET’S GET READY TO BINGO-O-O-O-O-o-o-o-o-o

That’s how guest caller, Sean Moore of Nacho Daddy, started Charity Bingo for Casa Hogar, the local children’s orphanage, once the crowd had settled in. Sean called in English and Spanish, much to everyone’s delight. It took a while for him to get the hang of the Spanish, but I shouldn’t make fun. My Spanish is horrible. Anyway, Sean began to sound more and more like a wrestling match announcer as the evening progressed. It didn’t matter as everyone loved him. Thank you, Sean.

I gotta tell ya, our wonderful sponsors are doing an awesome job of gift procurement; the prize bags are chock full of fabulous certificates for discounted meals, merchandise and services. The list of contributors grows with each event. It’s almost too long to include here, but, how wonderful to have so much interest in Charity Bingo generated in the community. A big round of applause for Charlotte and Carole, the sweet ladies of Xocodiva, Artisan Chocolates, Lori of Rio Amapas-Private Luxury Residences, and, of course, Tim from PVRPV for their efforts. Take a bow, people. Oh, and a shout out to Oscar who is suffering from knee issues. Get well soon, Oscar. You were missed. Many thanks to Lina for selling cards and snapping pics of the evening, to Robin and Carole for volunteering to sell the raffle tickets and to Tammy of Nacho Daddy for running around and making certain that everything was going smoothly.

It should be mentioned that we were playing with clean beads this week. Yours truly carted them home after our last event. I left them in the mesh basket, plunked the whole thing into the pool, swooshed the beads around (call it the spin cycle), let them soak for a few minutes (the soak cycle), then pulled them out to drain. Once most of the water was gone, with the help of my friend Gayle, the beads were placed on a nice fluffy towel to complete the drain cycle. We patted them dry and let them sit outside to dry completely before returning them to the container. Just before leaving home, I personally shook Johnson’s Baby Powder all over them puppies (the powder cycle). What a difference. I propose we do this at the end of each month. Our beads smelled as fresh as a newly powdered baby’s behind. We’ll take pictures of the process next time.

On with the games! Jack Stone was a double-dipper this week winning Game 1 and Game 6. Game 2 was won by Nicole Wallace, the Bingo Queen. Game 3 went to Keith Smith. Keith was very quiet about his win and it might have gone unnoticed except for the person near him who pointed it out. We have some shy players. Game 4 was won by Bernice Rone. Jeff Moumce took care of Game 5. Games 7 and 8 were won by Roger Mallet and Tim Upton respectively. Congratulations to all our winners! By the way, not one fake bingo this week. Practice, practice, practice. That’s what I always say. Well, not really.

I noticed during the evening that a couple playing near the front of Nacho Daddy was playing by flashlight. Rather romantic don’t you think? It’s getting dark earlier now. Break out the candles!

Mr. Sean made the decision to take the halftime break after Game 5. Game 5 – The Big T – took forever. It just went on and on and on. We needed a break at that point. Hmmm. I wonder how he knew. Anyway, the not so halftime conversations seemed to be about beads…someone should invent a bead dispenser was one suggestion. We tried a fork but that didn’t work so good. Someone else wondered if one could get carpal tunnel from Bingo. Maybe using a dauber but not with beads. We like our beads but we are not bead obsessed. Honest. Oh, I noticed that one of my tablemates designed a line of Bingo wear. Bernd had cards and beads stuck to his head. What is up with that? Can’t be boredom. Our Bingo games are anything but boring.

Before we continued, the lovely lady from Casa Hogar spoke to the 74 kind people in attendance. She explained that the orphanage is home to 65 children and that they are so honored to have been selected as one of Charity Bingo’s special causes this season. By the way, the wish list has been published on Facebook on the Bingo Event page. Please check it out. Our special group’s generosity raised $10,775!

Someone won the 50/50 raffle. $1,475 went to the lucky winner. Someone always wins the 50/50 raffle. I didn’t catch the name this time. So sorry. The Big Raffle was won by Pam Thompson. I wish I’d found out what was in the basket. I think I heard something about a bottle of tequila. Anyway, a big Woo Hoo! to both winners.

By the way, Pam’s handsome date for the evening was her grandson, Nicholas. He had a great time. Heather Wilson was also in the house. Thanks for coming by and playing with us.  What a wonderful venue to see old friends and meet and make new ones from all over the world. It’s a splendid way to spend an evening. I had the pleasure of meeting Damian and Bernd who are visiting from Vancouver. Hope to see them again soon.

As usual, the amazing Nacho Daddy staff was spot on. Beverages just miraculously appeared along with delicious chips, salsa and guacamole. And, the award winning chili was spicy, just the way some folks like it. Me, not so much. Tender tummy.

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Gift Bags

No Way Jose

Tino’s Restaurant
Papelería Limón Cristalex
Los Veranos Canopy tour Vallarta Shores
Nacho Daddy Deja New Consignment
Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates PVRPV
Fishing with Carolina Cassandra Shaw
Daiquiri Dicks Joe Jack’s Fish Shack
The Coffee Cup America Cruise
El Andariego Gold’s Gym
Las Palomas Restaurant Sirloin Stokade
Apaches Martini Bar Barra Bar
The Dog House Hotel Tropicana
Diamonds International Curvas Peligrosas
Bubba Gump Greeting Cards by Helen
JB Dancing Club Café DesArtistes
Novelties Karina Canto del Mar
Tropical Adventures


Okay, folks. Remember that the next Bingo Night for Casa Hogar will be on Tuesday, November 22. Don’t forget that items from the wish list brought to Bingo Night will earn the bringer a free card. That’s a cool deal. So, friends, neighbors and fellow bingo lovers, let’s come out on the 22nd in record breaking numbers and raise more funds for a very worthy cause. Yaaaaay Bingo!

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Asilo San Juan Diego – Wish List

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Come help us support Asilo San Juand Diego this Tuesday, October 11th and October 25th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in Old Town.

BRING AN ITEM FROM THE WISH LIST AND GET A FREE CARD TO PLAY !!!

We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!

We also have a bazzar so any used clothing or article is appreciated

www.asilosanjuandiego.org.mx / asilo san juan diego ac FACEBOOK

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The Popular CHARITY BINGO Returns!

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The Popular

CHARITY BINGO Returns!


by Patrick Harrison

P  R  E  S  S     R  E  L  E  A  S  E


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Info:                  Patrick Harrison – patrick@pgringo.com

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Come and have some fun this high-season while supporting a variety of local worthy causes as the popular Charity Bingo returns starting Tuesday, October 11!  Nacho Daddy’s will once again play host to Charity Bingo every other Tuesday beginning at 6:30pm.


During the past two years, Charity Bingo has been successful in raising over $36,000 USD for Pasitos de Luz, an organization dedicated to serving neurologically handicapped children from economically disadvantaged homes in the Puerto Vallarta area.  For the upcoming season, the Charity Bingo Administrative Staff was determined to broaden the resources to other Charity Organizations so the Charity Bingo selection committee selected six (6) different charities to benefit from the Charity Bingo proceeds.  The decision of the selected charities was based solely from the selection committee and did not include any influence from the administrative staff.

The following Charities will be part of Bingo this year:

October – Asilo San Juan Diego -  Seniors Home for the elderly November – Casa Hogar Maximo Cornenejo Quiroz – Orphanage for kids December – Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia AC –  Help Blind people January – AFV AC – Canica -  Kids with cancer February – Banco de Alimentos -  Food Bank March – Paraiso Felino AC – Shelter for Cats

Sincerely,

The Charity Bingo Administrative Staff,

Tim Longpré, PVRPV; Lori Lorenzen, Rio Amapas; Carol Fast and Charlotte Semple, XocodivaThe following charities have been selected to receive funds from Charity Bingo.  100% of monies raised and all cash donations will go to help support:

  • For games played October 11 & 25; Asilo San Juan Diego -  Seniors Home for the elderly
  • For games played November 8 & 22; Casa Hogar Maximo Cornenejo Quiroz – Orphanage for kids
  • For games played December  6 & 20; Discapacitados Visuales de la Bahia AC –  Aiding  the blind
  • For games played January 10 & 24;  AFV AC – Canica -  Kids with cancer
  • For games played February 7 & 21;  Banco de Alimentos -  Food Bank
  • For games played March 6 & 20;  Paraiso Felino AC – Shelter for Cats
  • March 27, 2012;  Final Season Charity Bingo Party

If you are interested in lending a hand with Charity Bingo, there are several ways this can be accomplished; 1) Go to Facebook and like our Charity Bingo Page and invite all your friends to like it as well.  2) Attend Charity Bingo Nights.  3) Volunteer with Charity Bingo by sending a private message via Facebook Charity Bingo Page to the administrative staff.  4) If you are a business and would like to donate a prize for Bingo Nights, please visit Charlotte Semple at Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates – Rodolfo Gomez #118.  322-113-0352 or via e-mail  charlee_semple@hotmail.com.

Each week again will feature guest callers, game prizes, and a 50/50 draw.  Bingo cards for the night are a bargain at only $50 pesos each, or 3 for $100 pesos. To help round out the night, Nacho Daddy’s will be offering a variety of food and drink specials from their yummy menu.

Come help us support local charities beginning Tuesday, October 11th at Nacho Daddy’s, located at 180 Basilio Badillo in old town.  We look forward to seeing you at B-I-N-G-O!

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Looking for a perfect Puerto Vallarta Rental? Why not try our Luxury Molino de Agua units!

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Located on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta Mexico next to the Rio Cuale, Molino de Agua is just steps away from everything that Old Town and the Zona Romantica have to offer. World class restaurants, galleries, shopping and nightlife are all at your doorstep. These Puerto Vallarta Condominium Properties are all luxury 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms luxury condos, and includes fully equipped kitchen with cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and terraces. All units have than 3000 square feet of living space. All of the 01 units have 3 ocean facing bedrooms with a shared wrap around balconies and the other units are equipped with 1 Master bedroom with private washroom, 1 Guest Room with private washroom and 1 smaller guest room with washroom across the hall.

The facilities that this magnificent units offers you are: heated infinity pool, lush gardens, hammocks, 24hours security, elevator, and wheelchair access, and private parking space. Just a few steps from all the amenities that Puerto Vallarta has to offer and much more!

We have been representing these units for over 2 years now and our clients have personally rated on average 5 out of 5 Star rating for these incredible units. Why don’t you see what our customers are saying about staying in Residencias de Molino de Agua.

  • We cannot say enough great things about PVRPV and everyone there!!! Their service and attentiveness is second to none! We always tell everybody we know that is considering a trip to PV to book with PVRPV. We loved 701 and had everything we needed for an AMAZING vacation.

  • Everything was first class. Would you please check with the maid to see if I left a black sweater in the room. We cannot wait to return next year to 806 again Kristy


  • I had a great vacations….thanks for all !! kind regards, Casa Penthouse Vallarta Penthouse 7

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  • As always we LOVED MDA 904. It is truly our home away from home in PV. Glenn and Mike

  • Juan Carlos is the best! The unit Molino de Agua 510 was incredible and the grounds outstanding.

  • What else can we say? PVRPV continues to be the most wonderful rental company we have ever worked with :) Can’t wait to come back. The unit was INCREDIBLE and I wish I could stay there longer.
  • We love staying in unit 601 in Molina d Agua..thank you

  • Top of the line accommodations, great value, excellent staff especially Angel the concierge did a perfect job. I would definitely return to Molina De Agua 904.
  • Our thanks to Alma for all her help. Cannot wait to come back and stay in Molino 209 again.


  • Molino de Agua 701 is a lovely property with great amenities and staff in THE perfect PV location.
  • I usually don’t respond to surveys, but your firm deserves feedback. I have given “5s” to all of your areas. 601 Molino de Agua was beautiful; Juan Carlos did a very nice job getting us into it; Angel was a superb concierge; the maid did a fantastic job.

  • Molino de Agua is a lovely, well-situated property with friendly, competent staff. #704 is a very comfortable condo. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Great experience dealing with every facet of PVRPV. Not knowing your company I took a chance based on the perception of your involvement with your community reading your blog etc. Our experience with PVRPV has been nothing short of perfect. Your staff from start to finish were excellent and I already recommended PVRPV to friends. I hope to own property in the next 24 months in PV and will not hesitate to use PVRPV for management services. Special thanks to Angel for following up with all details and being so nice to us. I will continue to recommend PVRPV to anyone I know looking for your services in wonderful Puerto Vallarta! Thanks!

Rates for these properties start from $300.00 US dollars a night and up. Have a look at our website www.pvrpv.com and type in Molino de Agua in our quick search.

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Featured Property: AURORA DEL SOL – BLUE SEAS RESORT

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This luxury penthouse features breathtaking views from every room and wrap-around balconies. Across a lush garden courtyard, up an elevator, through stained glass doors and you are transported to another world: an “Architectural Digest” world of fine living.

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And what a location! In the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town, with art galleries, theater, shops, first-rate restaurants and night life. Truly La vida romantica!

Aurora del Sol includes wireless internet, stereo system and cable TV in the living room as well as each bedroom. There is also a gym available in the building for guests at no extra charge.

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It’s Always Sunny In Puerto Vallarta Contest – Shared Photos

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These are the photos that have been shared until this week on PVRPV’s Facebook Site  to win a 7 night stay at Casa Cameron – Selva Romantica. Thanks to all for your enthusiasm in participating.  

Also, Garza Blanca Resort has generously donated a three course dinner in its prestigious Blanca Blue Restaurant Bar & Lounge   

And Superior Tours will sponsor the transportation for the winner.  

So if you have not shared your photo, click on the link below and tell us why It is Always Sunny in Puerto Vallarta.  

http://www.pvrpv.com/contest/index2.php  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   

  

  

   

   

  

  

   

  

   

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PVRPV Show Us Your Shirt! contest WINNERS.

Jun 01st, 2011, Puerto Vallarta

PVRPV wanted to know where all of our t-shirts have gone! Did you wear it on vacation? Did you wear it to dinner? Thank you for sending us your original photos of you wearing your PVRPV t-shirt!.

 We posted the best of the best photos on our website and YOU voted for the most original, funny, crazy, etc., photo to win the Grand Prize and today we are glad to announce the happy:

 

 Show Us Your Shirt! PVRPV contest WINNERS:

 

 

The Grand Prize Winner is:

The McGuire Family.

You will enjoy a weeklong stay for up to 6 people at Casa Playa in the Molino de Agua complex, right on Los Muertos Beach, valued at over $3,000 US dollars!. Please contact PVRPV. Subject to availability, holidays periods excluded.

Congratulations!

Thanks Casa Playa´s owner for your generosity.

 

 

 The 2nd Place photo winner is:

Ray Cox

You will receive a certificate for The Chef’s Table for 6 people from Teatro Limón Restaurant valued at $3,450 pesos.    Liquor and gratuities extra. Reservation in advance required.

Congratulations!

Thanks Bruce and Julia for your generosity.

 

 

 

The 3rd place photo winner is:

Jim Walker

You will receive a Gift Basket from Xocodiva valued at $1,200 pesos.

Order in advance required.

Congratulations!

Thanks Charlotte and Carol for your generosity.

 

 

 

 

And thank you very much to all the contestants. We highly appreciate all your enthusiasm to participate.

Sincerely

PVRPV

 

 

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Vote for Vallarta to receive the “Tianguis Turistico” NOW!

By Astrid van Dam
General Manager Superior Tours Vallarta
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 The biggest tourism fair of Mexico where thousands of travel agents from all over the world get together to get to know hotels, airlines, travel agents, DMC`s, restaurants and the attractive destinations of Mexico in general is looking for a new location!

For 35 years Acapulco has been the host to this huge event, but Mexico`s Administration for Tourism (Sectur) has decided that they will hold the 2012 edition in another city.  On the 15th of June, Sectur will decide which city will organize the next edition.

 The Tianguis Turistico is Mexico`s own version of the ITB in Berlin, or the WTM in London.

 Many cities in Mexico are dying to receive the next Tianguis; it will give a huge boom to the destination. Imagine that thousands of travel agents come to our city to promote it back to where they are from! Mazatlan, Cancun, Leon, Guadalajara, Monterrey and several other cities have started their own campaign to get the tourism fair to their cities. Also,  Puerto Vallarta together with Rivera Nayarit are now competing in this race, and you can help!

Go to http://turespacio.com/ and vote for Puerto Vallarta. At the time of writing, the City of Leon in Guanajuato seems to become the winner. After a difficult season for many business owners, Vallarta can`t wait to receive the Tianguis. It is now the time to vote and make history!!

 

 

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Celebrating Semana Santa in Puerto Vallarta

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April 12, 2011

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Easter, known as Semana Santa, is the most celebrated holiday in México, and a time of national vacation and “spring break” from schools.  

Tourism authorities estimate that one out of every five Mexicans – around 20 million people – will travel during Holy Week, and Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular beach destinations for nationals looking for a few days of fun-in-the-sun.  

Every year thousands of exuberant Mexicans intent on having a good time will flock to Puerto Vallarta and the beaches of Banderas Bay. Area hotels are at peak capacity, streets are overrun with cars and buses, and Playa Los Muertos fills with tents and sleeping bags during the two celebratory weeks of Semana Santa and Semana de Pascua.  

Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrates the last days of Jesus Christ’s life. This year, the week-long celebration begins on April 17 with Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday), the day of Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. On Domingo de Ramos, vendors outside churches sell woven palm leaves, and inside the priest blesses them.  

The Last Supper was held on Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday), which falls on April 21 this year, followed by Viernes Santo (Good Friday), which commemorates the day of Christ’s crucifixion.  

On April 23, Mexico celebrates Sábado de Gloria (Holy Saturday), memorializing the full day Christ was in the tomb. On Sabado de Gloria, statues of Mary are covered with black dresses, because she is considered to be in mourning. April 24th is Domingo de Pascua (Easter Sunday), celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. On Jueves Santo, Viernes Santo, Sabado de Gloria, and Domingo de Pascua, there is a special mass each day.  

One of the oldest traditions in México, Semana Santa is an artistic and cultural event of major importance, with everyone – young and old, children and parents, rich and poor – actively participating in the celebrations.  

But Semana Santa is much more than a religious occasion. In fact, hundreds of people who come to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate Easter Week are not even Catholic. Like all holidays in Latin countries, Semana Santa is also a festive occasion, a time of celebration that lasts two weeks, when people come together to socialize and enjoy themselves.  

The week following Easter Sunday is called Pascua, which is the celebration of the Resurrection. Pascua marks the release from the sacrifices of Lent . . . and Vallarta goes into full-on party mode! The beaches are bursting, the streets are jammed, and the Malecón is filled with people enjoying food, fireworks, and live entertainment.  

While it may sound a bit chaotic, Semana Santa and Pascua are probably some of the most festive and exciting times to visit Puerto Vallarta. If you wish to witness the beauty of traditional Mexican culture – and enjoy the excitement of a two-week-long party in Puerto Vallarta – Semana Santa and Pascua would be well worth experiencing for yourself.  

Editors Note: As we begin the Semana Santa/Semana Pascua holidays, the need for blood in Puerto Vallarta increases significantly. Please consider giving the Gift of Life, keeping in mind that donation requirements in Mexico are different than in the United States and Canada. For more information, click HERE.

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