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Day of the Dead El Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead – El Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins  From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death.  Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to  human… Read More

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La Llorona One Woman, Many Stories

Spanish The eve of the conquest of Mexico -Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes and his Spanish army was plagued by omens that Miguel Leon–Portilla enumerates in his book, “Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico”. Based on codices as well… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Pan de Muerto ~ Day of the Dead Bread

Pan de Muerto ~ Day of the Dead Bread

  Ingredients 1½ cups Flour  ½ cups Sugar 1t Salt 2 Packets Dry Yeast 1t Anis Seed ½ cup Milk½ cup Water ½ cup Butter 4  Eggs 4½ cups Flour Instructions Mix all dry ingredients together except the 4 1/2 cups of flour In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the… Read More

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The Day of the Dead Ofrenda

Ofendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars, but they are not for worshiping.  Some people mistakenly think that Mexicans that set up altars for their defunct… Read More

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The Day of the Dead Celebration

  Heroes & Historic Figures


Nezahualcoyotl : The Emperor Poet

“Yo soy Nezahualcóyotl, Soy el cantor”                                            Spanish “I am Nezahualcoyotl, I am the songster”   Leader, poet, warrior, architect; Nezahaualcoyotl was… Read More

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