by May Herz ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of… Read More
Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When “Cinco de Mayo” is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army,… Read More
The two most important celebrations in Mexico are December 12 celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and May 10 Mother’s Day in Mexico. In a sense, both dates celebrate mothers and show the importance of mothers in the Mexican Culture. Continue reading
Thousands of years ago, when the Aztec Empire was in its heyday and dominated the Valley of Mexico….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. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Cuenta la leyenda que guiados por un hombre sabio, los primeros pobladores de Bolonchen llegaron al lugar en el que encontraron nueve cenotes, o pozos creados por los dioses para recoger el agua de lluvia… Continue reading
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
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