This year the International Fireworks Festival in Puerto Vallarta will also host cultural events including renowned international artists such as Lila Downs, Alex Lora, Celso Piña, and others.
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In addition, the event will include the presentation of the Guelaguetza from the State of Oaxaca, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and the State of Jalisco Orchestra.
The Guelaguetza is a cultural celebration in Oaxaca that centers on traditional dancing in costume in groups. Each costume (traje) and dance usually has a local indigenous historical and cultural meaning. Although the celebration is now an important tourist attraction, it also retains deep cultural importance for the peoples of the state and is important for the continuing survival of these cultures.
Mayor Ramón Guerrero Martinez said that the event will be held from December 20 – 31 and has already confirmed the participation France, China, United States, and Mexico, while still awaiting confirmation from Canada for the fireworks festival.
Five states in Mexico will be represented at the festival: Puebla, Zacatecas, Sonora, Mexico, and Jalisco.
Each expo throughout the festival will last for 20 minutes and fireworks will be launched from three locations: Los Muertos Pier, Malecón, and Peninsula.
The mayor stressed that the 11-day event will demonstrate a destination where both locals and tourists can enjoy the New Year holiday together in a world-class destination.
“The festival is going to have a big impact with international artists and the attendance of the French Ambassador,” said Guerrero.