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Monthly Archives: March 2015

  Culture & Traditions

The Day of the Dead Ofrenda A Work of Love and Tradition

Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars, but they are not for worship.   Some people mistakenly think that Mexicans that set up ofrendas for their defunct… Read More

  Day of the Dead

  Culture & Traditions

  Culture & Traditions

Day of the Dead Teacher Suggested Activities

This space is intended for the exchange of classroom activities, projects and ideas for the Day of the Dead, submitted by teachers. We sincerely thank all the teachers that have sent in their ideas! _____________________________________ Every year, we assign our… Read More

  Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Origins and Symbolism

Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration.  When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can find sugar skulls being sold nearly everywhere; in traditional markets, stores,  and street… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Cielito Lindo Lyrics Mexican Football Song

Cielito Lindo is a traditional  Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882.  It is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as a symbol of Mexico.  In recent years it has become an… Read More

  Reference & History

What Do you Need to Travel to Mexico?

  What documents or requirements are needed to visit  Mexico?   Many countries including the US, Canada, the European Union do not need a Mexican Visa to visit Mexico for up to 180 days. Your passport is required and must be… Read More

  Travel

Tulum Mystical Paradise

Tulum rises majestically upon a small cliff that offers incomparable views of the Caribbean Sea. The gentle murmur of the waves is a constant companion of the visitor to Tulúm, at the southern end of the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.

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  Food & Recipes

Guacamole

Ingredients : 4 Ripe Haas Avocados Diced or mashed 1tb Lemon juice 2 Tomatoes peeled and chop 1c Onions finely chopped 1t Salt ½ tsp Pepper 1tb Jalapeño Chiles – chopped (1 or 2 depending on tolerance to Picante!) 1tb… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Facts

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is  September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place… Read More

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