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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

  Fiestas

Pastorela

  HEROES & HEROINES

  Christmas Navidad

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

  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

  Fiestas

  HISTORY

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign… Read More

  Holidays

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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

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