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  Myths & Legends

The Legend of Maize

  An ancient legend tells the story that before the arrival of the god Quetzalcoatl, the Aztecs only consumed roots and game animals; they did not eat corn because it was beyond their reach, hidden behind the massive mountains surrounding… Read More

  Travel

  Myths & Legends

The Legend of Cocoa The Legend of Chocolate

  Mexican culture is rich in history and traditions, many reflected in legends, fables and myths.  Here follows the legend of cocoa-chocolate and the mythical god Quetzalcoatl. This ancient legend recounts the story of how the god Quetzalcoatl gave the… Read More

  Culturas Pre-Hispanicas

  Culturas Pre-Hispanicas

Los Olmecas

La cultura Olmeca es también llamada cultura madre y se dice que son los habitantes de la región del Hule La palabra Olmeca es un gentilicio de Olman donde se encuentra el hule (olimani), es decir la región situada en… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

El Salvador Flag

Colors: Blue: Atlantic and Pacific Oceans White: Peace The flag of El Salvador, first adopted on September 4, 1908.  , has three horizontal stripes. The blue stripes of the flag represent the two oceans that border Central America, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The central… Read More

  Historia

Los Toltecas: Datos Relevantes

  Los toltecas llegaron del Norte de México y se instalaron en el estado de Hidalgo.   Los orígenes toltecas se sitúan a principios del siglo X.   Los toltecas hablaban Náhuatl.   Su principal dios fue Quetzalcóatl.   La… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

The Spanish Flag

Colors: Red, Weld Yellow The Spanish Flag is also known as la Rojigualda, roji – rojo- for red and gualda for the plant that tints a golden yellow. The Spanish flag has a  yellow central stripe which is double the width of the two red stripes. The Spanish… Read More

  Reference & History

Mexican Embassy & Consulates

Embajada de México en Estados Unidos.  Mexican Embassy in USA 1911 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington D.C., 20006 . (202) 728-1600 Conmutador Fax: (202) 728-1698 Email: mexembusa@sre.gob.mx Web: http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/eua   Consulados Mexicanos en Estados Unidos    Mexican Consulates in USA   +… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Facts

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

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