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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

  Fiestas

Evolución Histórica de la Bandera Mexicana

Estandarte de Hidalgo Durante la guerra de Independencia, el cura Miguel Hidalgo utilizó como bandera del Ejército Insurgente, un lienzo de la Virgen de Guadalupe.  Actualmente este estandarte  se encuentra en el Museo de Historia del Castillo de Chapultepec, en… Read More

  Reference & History

What Do you Need to Travel to Mexico?

  What documents or requirements are needed to visit  Mexico?   Many countries including the US, Canada, the European Union do not need a Mexican Visa to visit Mexico for up to 180 days. Your passport is required and must be… Read More

  Arts

The Piñata

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

  Culture & Traditions

New Year’s Rituals in Mexico Bring Good Luck, Health & Prosperity

*Spanish With the arrival of a new year in Mexico, hopes for better times also arrive. In the Mexican culture, so full of traditions, year-end rituals are an important part of popular belief for finding love, money, good luck and hey, why not? – even winning a new car.  There are an endless number of rituals, perhaps one for… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Rosca de Reyes Recipe

The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event.  The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World.  The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excel lance, and hot chocolate. Chocolate… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

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

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