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  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

  Heroes

Benito Juárez El Benemérito de las Américas

English Benito Juárez es, sin duda, uno de los personajes más importantes y recordados en la historia de México. Cada 21 de marzo se recuerda el aniversario de su nacimiento y en cada escuela primaria del país, se conmemora a este… 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

  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

  Culture & Traditions

Tamales Recipe

Ingredients 24 Tamales 2 dozen dried cornhusks (can be substituted with 8″ X 4″ sheets of kitchen parchment) 2 cups. masa harina (corn flour) ⅓ cup lard (can be substituted with margarine or unsalted butter) 1½ tsp baking powder 1½ tsp salt… Read More

  HEROES & HEROINES

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez also known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, was born in Nepantla Mexico in 1651. She was a Mexican writer who influenced greatly Hispano-American literature of the 17th century. She was known in… Read More

  Arts

The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

La Virgen de Guadalupe

“Todo Mexicano es Guadalupano”, esta es una frase popular que refleja el profundo amor que en este país se le profesa a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Una de las características principales del pueblo de México es que es profundamente religioso;… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

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