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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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La Piñata

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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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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Teaching in Mexico

Teaching in Mexico : Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico -- my first year in the country, I thought that was an oxymoron. How could it ever feel like Christmas here without snow on the ground; without a fire in the fireplace; without the fireplace?! Well, my first Christmas here and every one of them since have felt like the most won... Read More

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Traditional Pastorela

Carry on the Tradition: Stage Your Own Pastorela

Read it in Spanish by Angelica Galicia Writing and staging a pastorela is a highly entertaining activity, and because of this, almost every Mexican school produces one with its students to celebrate Christmas. The basic argument of every pastorela consists in the vicissitudes of some she... 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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