Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars, but they are not for worship. Some people mistakenly think that Mexicans that set up ofrendas for their defunct… Read More
This beautiful legend recounts the love story of two young Aztecs, Xóchitl and Huitzilin, a romance from which the cempasuchil flower was born. This wonderful love story began when the two young Aztecs were still little. They used to spend all their spare time… Read More
The Day of the Dead IS NOT the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the Day of the Dead since the year 1800 B.C. It is not scary or morbid. There are no pictures… Read More
This space is intended for the exchange of classroom activities, projects and ideas for the Day of the Dead, submitted by teachers. We sincerely thank all the teachers that have sent in their ideas! _____________________________________ Every year, we assign our… Read More
Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration. When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can find sugar skulls being sold nearly everywhere; in traditional markets, stores, and street… Read More
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
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
Tulum rises majestically upon a small cliff that offers incomparable views of the Caribbean Sea. The gentle murmur of the waves is a constant companion of the visitor to Tulúm, at the southern end of the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.
Ingredients : 4 Ripe Haas Avocados Diced or mashed 1tb Lemon juice 2 Tomatoes peeled and chop 1c Onions finely chopped 1t Salt ½ tsp Pepper 1tb Jalapeño Chiles – chopped (1 or 2 depending on tolerance to Picante!) 1tb… Read More
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