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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

  Culture & Traditions

Most Popular Mexican Nicknames

  In Mexico, there are many nicknames or terms of endearment to express in a playful way our feelings toward others.  Abue  Short for Abuelo (a)  grandparent Amor my love. Bebé baby. Cariño  Sweetheart. Chaparrita (o)  Short one. Chino (a) Curly one. Chirris … Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Mexican Mother’s Day

The two most important celebrations in Mexico are December 12 celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and May 10 Mother’s Day in Mexico. In a sense, both dates celebrate mothers and show the importance of mothers in the Mexican Culture. Continue reading

  Myths & Legends

The Culture of the SUn

The Culture of the Sun

From the sun comes positive energy, and to him, “Tonathiu”, the highest honors are given in the festivals and traditions that come from the “life cycles” – the same cycles which are associated with the arrival of Spring. Continue reading

  Mitos y Leyendas

  Culture & Traditions

Cielito Lindo Lyrics Mexican Football Song

Cielito Lindo is a traditional  Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882.  It is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world as a symbol of Mexico.  In recent years it has become an… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When “Cinco de Mayo” is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army,… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

by May Herz ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Teotihuacan: The Place where Men Become Gods

      Among the hundreds of archaeological sites in Mexico, Teotihuacan is the most visited, even more than the New Wonder of the World, Chichen Itza, or the mysterious city of Monte Albán, in Oaxaca. Teotihuacan is for Mexicans… Read More

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