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
Read Article in Spanish Mexico celebrates Valentine’s Day, El Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14. Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us, define Mexicans and the… Read More
La Navidad termina el Día de la Candelaria que se celebra el 2 de Febrero.
Las celebraciones inician en Diciembre con el nacimiento de Cristo, siguen el 6 de Enero, con la llegada de los Reyes Magos y termina con el Continue reading
Spanish The Essence of Tequila Tequila is the national drink of Mexico and is certainly one of the most popular spirit beverages in the world. Tequila is made from blue agave. Agave is a plant species that instantly brings to mind… Read More
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