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Author Archives: May

  Heroes

Benito Juárez El Benemérito de las Américas

English Benito Juárez es, sin duda, uno de los personajes más importantes y recordados en la historia de México. Cada 21 de marzo se recuerda el aniversario de su nacimiento y en cada escuela primaria del país, se conmemora a este… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Las Mañanitas

Las Mañanitas is the traditional Mexican birthday song. It is so popular that it is now sung in most Latin American countries.  Usually this beautiful song is sung when the birthday person wakes up or before blowing the candles on the… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Tamales Recipe

Ingredients 24 Tamales 2 dozen dried cornhusks (can be substituted with 8″ X 4″ sheets of kitchen parchment) 2 cups. masa harina (corn flour) ⅓ cup lard (can be substituted with margarine or unsalted butter) 1½ tsp baking powder 1½ tsp salt… Read More

  HEROES & HEROINES

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez also known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, was born in Nepantla Mexico in 1651. She was a Mexican writer who influenced greatly Hispano-American literature of the 17th century. She was known in… 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

La Virgen de Guadalupe

“Todo Mexicano es Guadalupano”, esta es una frase popular que refleja el profundo amor que en este país se le profesa a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Una de las características principales del pueblo de México es que es profundamente religioso;… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

  Christmas Navidad

New Years Rituals in Mexico Health, Money & Love

  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?… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

Traditional Posada Songs

  These are the traditional verses sung in the Posada.  The first group of neighbors that are asking for shelter would sing the verses on the first column. The neighbors responding, either denying shelter or offering their house, would sing the verses… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

Teaching in Mexico : Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico — my first year in the country, I thought that was an oxymoron. How could it ever feel like Christmas here without snow on the ground; without a fire in the fireplace; without the fireplace?! Well, my first… Read More

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