What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas…. We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get… 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
Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where… Read More
Atole Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli… Read More Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix.. Read More Chocolate Caliente Heat milk over medium flame…. Read More
Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to. The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but… Read More
Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death. Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to human… Read More
Ingredients1½ cups Flour ½ cups Sugar 1t Salt 2 Packets Dry Yeast 1t Anis Seed ½ cup Milk½ cup Water½ cup Butter4 Eggs 4½ cups Flour Instructions Mix all dry ingredients together except the 4 1/2 cups of flour In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter. Add the liquid… 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
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
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