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  Myths & Legends


The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

Thousands of years ago, when the Aztec Empire was in its heyday and dominated the Valley of Mexico….The chief had a daughter named Iztaccihuatl: the most beautiful of all the princesses, who had professed her love for young Popocatepetl, one of her father’s people and the most handsome warrior. Continue reading

  Mexican Revolution

La Trinchera by Jose Clemente Orozco

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign… Read More

  Day of the Dead

Sugar Skulls

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Origins and Symbolism

Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration.  When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can find sugar skulls being sold nearly everywhere; in traditional markets, stores,  and street… Read More

  Culture & Traditions


La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war.  Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier,… Read More



Emiliano Zapata: El Caudillo del Sur

  Emiliano Zapata Salazar, también conocido como el “Atila del Sur” o el “Caudillo del Sur”, vio la luz el 8 de agosto de 1879 en San Miguel de Anenecuilco, en el estado de Morelos. Nació en el seno de… Read More

  Day of the Dead


Jose Guadalupe Posada: Creator of La Catrina

   José Guadalupe Posada, an ingenious and original artist, lived during one of the most turbulent times in Mexico.  He knew how to capture the essence of this turbulence in his lithographs to the point that they became the icon… Read More

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