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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  Culture & Traditions

Semana Santa in Mexico

Semana Santa in Mexico

  The passion play of Iztapalapa is one of the most popular and one of the biggest, most important religious celebrations in Mexico and in the world. In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small… Read More

  Arts

The Carnivals of Mexico

Life is a carnival and we must keep singing… by Oscar Guzmán One of the most important times of the Catholic calendar is almost upon us: Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Catholics begin to prepare for the Easter celebration with… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Valentine’s Day in Mexico

Read Article in Spanish Mexico celebrates Valentine’s Day, El Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14.  Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us, define Mexicans and the… 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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  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

  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

  Culture & Traditions

Flan Spanish Custard

  The word Flan comes from the old French flaon, which means custard.  The history of Mexico’s  famous dessert goes back to ancient Rome, where domesticated chicken produced too many eggs which then were used to make custard. The Spaniards, when they conquered what… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Tequila The Landscape, History & Taste of Mexico

Spanish The Essence of Tequila Tequila is the national drink of Mexico and is certainly one of the most popular spirit beverages in the world. Tequila is made from blue agave. Agave is a plant species that instantly brings to mind… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

  What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas…. We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get… Read More

  Holidays

The Basilica of 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

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