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Does anybody know the purpose of all the trucks around the place?
10jan20-- 'time-laspe' of 9 jan 19 shows the three-kilometer high column of smoke and ash from an eruption at Popocatépetl ( El Popo ). EnJoy EnJoy
Good grief, what's happened to the cam of the little seaside town with the vendors and tourists on the street?
4jan19-- Epiphany, also known as the Day of Holy Kings (Día de los Santos Reyes), is celebrated on January 6 in remembrance of the biblical story of the three kings’ visit to Jesus. Día de los Santos Reyes is not a public holiday but is a religious observance. Christians believe that three kings (or wise men) – Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar – visited the child Jesus and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Businesses have normal opening hours. In addition to getting presents from baby Jesus on Christmas Eve, Mexican children receive gifts from the three wise kings (Reyes Magos) on January 6. Streets in major cities are packed with food stalls, gifts, and outdoor parties. It is also customary to eat Rosca de Reyes, which is a wreath-shaped fruity bread baked with a figure of baby Jesus inside. The person who finds the figurine of baby Jesus inside his or her share of the sweet bread, Rosca de Reyes, symbolically “becomes” Jesus’ godparent. EnJoy EnJoy
1jan20-- Happy New Year! - A part of the 'United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization' (UNESCO) convention guarantees the return of heritage to countries of origin. UNESCO has 193 Members and 11 Associate Members.UNESCO (based in Paris) countries are obligated to reconvey historical and cultural heritage. In a ceremony on Monday the United States ( joined UNESCO in 1983) returned a collection of over 3,500 pre-Columbian copper coins to Mexican ( joined UNESCO in 1983) authorities. The copper coins were used in Mexico between the years of 1200 and 1500. EnJoy EnJoy
Too bad there isn't audio on this camera. Appears that it could be quite entertaining, what with concerts and all. Someday maybe.
13dec19--This year the skating rink in the Zocalo will be acrylic, instead of ice, to seek to be friendly to the environment and generate budget savings.December 15, different activities related to Christmas , New Year and Santos Reyes begin in the downtown area and in the case of the ice rink we will call it ecologísima according to Claudia Sheinbaum a government spokesperson. EnJoy EnJoy
4dec19--On December 7 and 8, International Mestizo Radical Festival will be held in the Zócalo. The event congregates contemporary musical culture, defined by hybrid and fusion rhythms, will highlight the youthful spirit of the Cultural Capital of America with free concerts on Saturday, December 7 (12:00 ) and Sunday, December 8 ( 5pm ), days when live proposals will be heard. Mexico, the United States, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Palestine, Argentina and Nigeria, ranging from rock and punk to rap, hip hop, cumbia and afrobeat, among other genres. EnJoy EnJoy
3dec19--On December 7 and 8, International Mestizo Radical Festival
In a pre-Christmas festive atmosphere, enlivened by the rehearsals of the Sonora Santanera , the capital Zócalo receives guests and citizens who attend the so-called "AMLO Fest" for the first year of the government of President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador. EnJoy
1dec19--December 1 is the first Sunday of Advent 2019. Also December 1, World AIDS Day is commemorated. EnJoy EnJoy
30nov19--Installation of decorative lighting for the December dates in the Zocalo of Mexico City is in progress. The placement of decorative lighting began on Monday, November 25 and concludes on Sunday, December 1. The monumental ornaments will consist of 6 thousand 0.5 watt LED spotlights, 6 thousand meters of multi-colored light hose, 5 thousand meters of festoon and 6 thousand meters of multicolored frost, 2 tons of rod and 1.5 tons of wire rod and 2 thousand meters of cable of different calibers. In addition, 23,400 LED nodes for the two screens, which will display images alluding to the holiday parties. No public resources were invested for the assembly of the mosaics, since those used in previous years were recovered. 110 workers from the General Directorate of Urban Services and Sustainability (DGSUS) participate in the design, assembly and assembly of ornaments. EnJoy EnJoy
20nov19--Fantastic parade for Dia de la Revolucion - official day on November 20. Enoy EnJoy
Always something happening on his camera every time I return to it. Must be a logistical nightmare to organise so many events.
17nov19--Mon, Nov 18, 2019 - Mexico’s Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolucion) is a national public holiday that celebrates a 10-year revolution that began in 1910 to end the struggle against dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori. It is on the third Monday in November, near the official day on November 20. Revolution Day Memorial is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. EnJoy EnJoy
17nov19-- AS400techman, Fantastic! It sounds like you will have a great time. -- In very late September this year a saw a Monarch butterfly ( 100 miles from NYC where I live ) and remember thinking IF this butterfly will make the migration. Miraculous journey for a butterfly. _ I serviced Series/1 with EDX back in the day. haha