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  Culturas Pre-Hispanicas

10 Most Popular Pre-Columbian First Names

  In Mexico, pre-Hispanic first names are still very popular. They honor our Pre-Columbian heritage and show the pride for our ancestors. Here are the ten most popular Female Pre-Columbian names: Ameli     Water Citlalli      Star Erendirani   Happiness  Itzel   … Read More

  February 24 Flag Day

February 24 Mexican Flag Day

Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day. The Mexican national flag is a symbol of freedom, justice and citizenship. Its shield and colors represent the origins, principles, courage and struggle of the Mexican nation Continue reading

  Historia

El Porfiriato en Mexico

El Porfiriato fue una etapa difícil e importante en México en la que Porfirio Diaz se adueño de la presidencia durante más de treinta años. El gobierno procuró contribuir al progreso nacional .. Continue reading

  Christmas Navidad

April Fools in Mexico

The Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), on December 28, commemorates the biblical story of King Herod’s orders to execute male babies in Bethlehem in order to kill baby Jesus. In Mexico as in all Latin countries people play… Read More

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  Christmas Navidad

  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

New Year’s Rituals in Mexico Bring Good Luck, Health & Prosperity

*Spanish With the arrival of a new year in Mexico, hopes for better times also arrive. In the Mexican culture, so full of traditions, year-end rituals are an important part of popular belief for finding love, money, good luck and hey, why not? – even winning a new car.  There are an endless number of rituals, perhaps one for… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Rosca de Reyes Recipe

The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event.  The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World.  The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excel lance, and hot chocolate. Chocolate… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where… Read More

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