Benito Juarez is undoubtedly one of the most important and revered figures in Mexican history. Each March 21st marks the anniversary of his birth and every elementary school in the country commemorates the man who consolidated the nation as a… Read More
The passion play of Iztapalapa is one of the most popular and one of the biggest, most important religious celebrations in Mexico and in the world. In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small… Read More
At the foot of the legendary Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes is the majestic, peaceful city of Puebla. They say that Puebla, a lovely colonial city, was entrusted to the angels when it was founded, and this is the source of its name: Puebla of… Read More
The Christmas Season in Mexico ends on el Día de la Candelaria, Candlemass Day, celebrated every February 2.
Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of Jesus’ birth. This day also celebrates the ritual presentation of baby Jesus
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
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
Life is a carnival and we must keep singing… by Oscar Guzmán One of the most important times of the Catholic calendar is almost upon us: Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Catholics begin to prepare for the Easter celebration with… Read More
The word Flan comes from the old French flaon, which means custard. The history of Mexico’s famous dessert goes back to ancient Rome, where domesticated chicken produced too many eggs which then were used to make custard. The Spaniards, when they conquered what… Read More
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
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