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About May Herz

  Culture & Traditions

The Day of the Dead Ofrenda A Work of Love and Tradition

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

  Culture & Traditions

La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war.  Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier,… Read More

  Arts

Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

For Frida, her paintings were not a representation of dreams but a way to cope with the reality of life. She told her story from her own point of view and through the pain and passion of her experiences.

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  Day of the Dead

  Culture & Traditions

Day of the Dead El Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death. Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to human… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Pan de Muerto ~ Day of the Dead Bread

Ingredients1½ cups Flour  ½ cups Sugar 1t Salt 2 Packets Dry Yeast 1t Anis Seed ½ cup Milk½ cup Water½ cup Butter4  Eggs 4½ cups Flour Instructions   Mix all dry ingredients together except the 4 1/2 cups of flour   In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter. Add the liquid… Read More

  Day of the Dead

  Culture & Traditions

Day of the Dead Teacher Suggested Activities

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

  Spanish

Guanajuato, Lugar Embemático

En el Estado de Guanajuato se encuentra Dolores Hidalgo, esta ciudad es considerada La Cuna de la Independencia, pues aquí, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla proclamó la Independencia de México el 16 de Septiembre de 1810, cuando repicó las Campanas de Dolores de la Iglesia para convocar al pueblo y llamarlo a luchar en contra de los españoles.
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  Holidays

Mexican Independence Day 16 de Septiembre

El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. This 2019 Mexico commemorates   219 years of Independence from Spanish rule and 119 years of its Revolution that began in 1910 and… Read More

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