On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign… Read More
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
“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
Cielito Lindo is a traditional Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882. It is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as a symbol of Mexico. In recent years it has become an… Read More
Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars, but they are not for worship. Some people mistakenly think that Mexicans that set up ofrendas for their defunct… Read More
This beautiful legend recounts the love story of two young Aztecs, Xóchitl and Huitzilin, a romance from which the cempasuchil flower was born. This wonderful love story began when the two young Aztecs were still little. They used to spend all their spare time… Read More
The Day of the Dead IS NOT the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the Day of the Dead since the year 1800 B.C. It is not scary or morbid. There are no pictures… Read More
This space is intended for the exchange of classroom activities, projects and ideas for the Day of the Dead, submitted by teachers. We sincerely thank all the teachers that have sent in their ideas! _____________________________________ Every year, we assign our… Read More
Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration. When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can find sugar skulls being sold nearly everywhere; in traditional markets, stores, and street… Read More
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