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  Culture & Traditions

Most Popular Mexican Nicknames

  In Mexico, there are many nicknames or terms of endearment to express in a playful way our feelings toward others.  Abue  Short for Abuelo (a)  grandparent Amor my love. Bebé baby. Cariño  Sweetheart. Chaparrita (o)  Short one. Chino (a) Curly one. Chirris … Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Mexican Mother’s Day

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

  Cinco de Mayo

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

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

  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

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

  Culture & Traditions

Teotihuacan: The Place where Men Become Gods

      Among the hundreds of archaeological sites in Mexico, Teotihuacan is the most visited, even more than the New Wonder of the World, Chichen Itza, or the mysterious city of Monte Albán, in Oaxaca. Teotihuacan is for Mexicans… Read More

  Historia

El Ángel de la Independencia

El “Ángel” de la Independencia   No es un ángel, aunque parece custodiar el ir y venir de una de las ciudades más populosas y entrañables del mundo. No importa si es una noche fresca, un día caluroso y gris,… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Pastel de las Tres Leches

In recent times the Tres Leches cake or Pastel de las Tres Leches became one of the most popular Mexican Desserts.  It is a sponge cake in many recipes, or a butter cake, soaked in three kinds of milk (thus the name… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Qué Chula es Puebla

At the foot of the legendary Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes is the majestic, peaceful city of Puebla. They say that Puebla, a lovely colonial city, was entrusted to the angels when it was founded, and this is the source of its name: Puebla of… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Popular Spanish Nicknames

    Here are the most popular Mexican Male Nicknames or Diminutivos : Adolfo Fito Alejandro Alex or Ale Alfonso  Poncho Antonio  Toño Guadalupe Lupe  Eduardo Lalo Enrique Quique Federico Fede Francisco  Pancho or Paco Fernando  Nando Guillermo Memo Ignacio Nacho… Read More

  Easter in Mexico Semana Santa

Semana Santa in Mexico

Semana Santa in Mexico

  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

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