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Carnivals of Mexico Los Carnavales de Mexico
 The festive tradition arrived to our country toward the end of the 19th century; hence, the beginning of the carnivals.  And it was precisely in the port of Veracruz, a land known for crazy parties, where the Veracruzanos celebrated
 

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead  
Since pre Columbian times, El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead has been celebrated in Mexico, as in other Latin countries. ...it is the day in which the living remember their departed relatives.
 

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Christmas in Mexico
What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas....The first of nine posadas is held on December 16..... In Mexico City  they go to the Alameda Park, where dozens of photographers and vendors gather to offer their goods.

 

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Common Misconceptions About the Day of the Dead  
It is not the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the Day of the Dead since the year 1800 B.C...
 

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Day of the Dead Offering in English  
The sound of the rain, the smell of wet earth, the heat of fire, the color of the sky glowing in the afternoon and the taste of hot coffee: all sensory experiences .....as we go through our life on earth.
 

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Day of the Dead Offering in Spanish  
El sonido de la lluvia, el olor de la tierra mojada, el calor del fuego, el color del cielo arrebolado en la tarde y el sabor del café caliente: sensoriales experiencias .... a través del recorrido por la vida terrena que transitamos..
 

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December 12 Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe
On the day before the great celebration, thousands and thousands of people start to arrive. Many of them make the trip from their place of origin by bicycle.


 

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La Ofrenda   
Ofendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish...
food is specially prepared for the souls.
 

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May 3: Day of the Holy Cross

Holy Cross Day is celebrated everywhere in Mexico on May 3. Curiously, it has become the feast day of masons. Here's the story why.
Faithful Catholic Spaniards used to adorn a cross with flowers on this day and place it on top of their houses. Later, the Spanish missionaries brought this tradition to our country.
 

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New Year's Rituals in Mexico
The Mexican culture, so rich in traditions, year-end rituals are an important part of popular belief for finding love, money, good luck, following are a few examples...
 

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Rituales de Año Nuevo en México
Los ritos de fin de año forman parte importante de las creencias populares para encontrar el amor, el dinero, la buena suerte
 

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Pre-Columbian Mexican Cuisine
The richness of colors, flavors and aromas acquired by Mexican cuisine can be imagined...However, the variety coincides in some respects, such as the trilogy of corn, beans and chile as a staple of the common man in all the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico

 

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Semana Santa in Mexico
In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small district to watch a 150-year-old tradition. Semana Santa in Mexico. What is behind this event? What motivates the inhabitants to go through this...
 

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The Mexican Revolution
On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrates de Centennial Anniversary of its Revolutionary War.
On this date in the year 1910 the war overthrow dictator Profirio Diaz began...
 

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The Mexican Revolution Facts
The Mexican Revolution war began the 20th of November 1910
 

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Three Kings Day
So every year, on January 6, families all across Mexico gather around their tables to share the rosca de reyes.  And now, instead of finding a lima bean...
 

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Tradiciones Mexicanas: Celebrando el Año Nuevo en México
Fuegos artificiales, campanas al vuelo, 12 uvas, cena en familia, vino espumoso, abrazos y música conforman el escenario de una habitual celebración de Año Nuevo...
 

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Mexican Traditions: Celebrating New Year's Eve in Mexico
 Fireworks, ringing bells, 12 grapes, a family dinner, sparkling wine, hugs and music set the stage for a typical New Year's celebration in Mexico

 

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Valentine's Day In Mexico San Valentin en Mexico
Since pre-Columbian times Mexicans regard friendship very highly, considering it a precious gift of life. Nowadays in Mexico, as in the rest of the world, we celebrate on February 14
 

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 Valentine’s Day  Celebrating Love & Friendship
Maybe that’s why we’ve embraced Valentine’s Day with such enthusiasm every February 14th, a date that many consider somewhat commercial, but one that we’ve enriched with our traditions
 

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16 de Septiembre El Grito de Independencia
El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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