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  Culture & Traditions

10 Most Popular Last & First Names

  In Mexico both the father’s and mother’s last name are used as a person’s last name. So a person might be named  Pedro Ramírez López.    Pedro (first name) Ramírez (Father’s last name) López (mother’s last name) . All… Read More

  Spanish

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Guanajuato, Lugar Embemático

En el Estado de Guanajuato se encuentra Dolores Hidalgo, esta ciudad es considerada La Cuna de la Independencia, pues aquí, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla proclamó la Independencia de México el 16 de Septiembre de 1810, cuando repicó las Campanas de Dolores de la Iglesia para convocar al pueblo y llamarlo a luchar en contra de los españoles.
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  Culture & Traditions

The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

The chief had a daughter named Iztaccihuatl: the most beautiful of all the princesses, who had professed her love for young Popocatepetl, one of her father’s people and the most handsome warrior. Both professed a deep love for each other, so before leaving for war, Popocatepetl asked the chief for the hand of Princess Iztaccihuatl. Continue reading

  Holidays

Mexican Independence Day 16 de Septiembre

El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. This 2019 Mexico commemorates   219 years of Independence from Spanish rule and 119 years of its Revolution that began in 1910 and… Read More

  HEROES & HEROINES

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Father of Mexico’s Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico’s history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico, changed radically. Before that historic moment when… Read More

  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

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