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  HEROES & HEROINES

  HISTORY

Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Every year in the US, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.  Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  At first, it was only one week but later was expanded to… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

El Español: The History of the Spanish Language

Spanish is spoken by close to 400 million people throughout 19 million square kilometers, and it constitutes the fourth most frequently spoken language in the world. 1492 when, coincidentally, the first Grammar of the Castillian… destiny for the Spanish language to reach our continent along with Columbus. Continue reading

  Arts

Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

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

  HEROES & HEROINES

  February 24 Flag Day

  Mitos y Leyendas

La Leyenda de Popocatépetl e Iztaccíhuatl

In English La vista que engalana a la ciudad más grande del mundo: la Ciudad de México, está realzada por la majestuosidad de dos de los volcanes más altos del hemisferio, se trata del Popocatépetl y del Iztaccíhuatl. La presencia milenaria de estos… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

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

  Arts

The Carnivals of Mexico

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

  Culture & Traditions

Valentine’s Day in Mexico

Read Article in Spanish Mexico celebrates Valentine’s Day, El Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14.  Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us, define Mexicans and the… Read More

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