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Cempasuchitl Colibri

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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… Read More

  Holidays

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Before the Christmas season “officially” begins on December 16, day when the first Posada takes place, Mexicans join together for the festivities of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12. This is one of the most important dates in… Read More

  Travel

Palenque Sitio Arqueologico Maya

Palenque History Engraved in Stone

Spanish Well hidden within the jungles of Chiapas, the great Mayan city of Palenque may almost seem like a dream to you. That may be because there’s nothing as surreal as its beautiful buildings emerging from the mist. You have to touch… Read More

  Mexican Revolution

La Trinchera by Jose Clemente Orozco

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign… Read More

  Mitos y Leyendas

Cempasuchitl Colibri

La Leyenda de la Flor de Cempasúchil

Esta hermosa leyenda cuenta la historia de amor de dos jóvenes Aztecas, Xóchitl y Huitzilin así como la leyenda sobre la flor de Cempasúchil. El romance de estos dos jóvenes comenzó cuando aun eran pequeños.   Siendo niños se divertían jugando juntos y… Read More

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