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Los Reyes Magos

¡Ya Vienen Los Reyes Magos! The Three Wise Men Are Coming!

The Three Wise Men Day    Dia de Reyes After New Year's Day, Mexican families still have a very special date to commemorate and enjoy.  On January 6, most of the Hispanic world celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem,... Read More

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Wood Nacimiento from Oaxaca

Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity s... Read More

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pereentran

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

by May Herz What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas.... We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get her flowers and food, is completely transformed... Read More

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Traditional Pastorela

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where else in the world do so many traditions exist to celebrate it, fro... Read More

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Pavo Relleno

Pavo Relleno de Navidad: Stuffed Turkey

Pavo Relleno de Navidad: Stuffed Turkey 1 6-8 lb turkey 2 tb butter 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 2 lbs ground pork 1 green apple, peeled, cored & chopped ¼  cup toasted slivered almonds ¼  cup raisins 2 medium tomatoes peeled, seeded & chopped 2 chiles jal... Read More

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Pinata

The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs... Read More
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