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Cinco de Mayo

by May Herz ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When “Cinco de Mayo” is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army,… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Mexican Mother’s Day

The two most important celebrations in Mexico are December 12 celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and May 10 Mother’s Day in Mexico. In a sense, both dates celebrate mothers and show the importance of mothers in the Mexican Culture. Continue reading

  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

  Arts

Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

The artistic process and techniques used in the creation of these captivating  wooden Alebrijes. Alebrijes are carved wooden figures created by Oaxacan artisans. They have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de… Read More

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