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  Culture & Traditions

The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

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. Both professed a deep love for each other, so before leaving for war, Popocatepetl asked the chief for the hand of Princess Iztaccihuatl. Continue reading

  Culture & Traditions

10 Most Popular Last & First Names

  In Mexico both the father’s and mother’s last name are used as a person’s last name. So a person might be named  Pedro Ramírez López.    Pedro (first name) Ramírez (Father’s last name) López (mother’s last name) . All… 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

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

  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

  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

  Fiestas

  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

  Culture & Traditions

Las Mañanitas

Las Mañanitas is the traditional Mexican birthday song. It is so popular that it is now sung in most Latin American countries.  Usually this beautiful song is sung when the birthday person wakes up or before blowing the candles on the… Read More

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