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Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Father of Mexico’s Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico’s history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico changed radically. Before that historic moment… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Culture of the SUn

The Culture of the Sun

From the sun comes positive energy, and to him, “Tonathiu”, the highest honors are given in the festivals and traditions that come from the “life cycles” – the same cycles which are associated with the arrival of Spring. Continue reading

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Cielito Lindo Lyrics Mexican Football Song

Cielito Lindo , Gorgeous Sky is a traditional  Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882.  Cielito is and endearing name meaning my love, or honey.  It is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs… Read More

  Day of the Dead

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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… Read More

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