These are the traditional verses sung in the Posada. The first group of neighbors that are asking for shelter would sing the verses on the first column. The neighbors responding, either denying shelter or offering their house, would sing the verses… Read More
Christmas in Mexico — my first year in the country, I thought that was an oxymoron. How could it ever feel like Christmas here without snow on the ground; without a fire in the fireplace; without the fireplace?! Well, my first… Read More
What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas…. We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get… Read More
La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic Shrines in the world and it is the National Shrine of Mexico. Located in the north of Mexico City it is considered the… Read More
Atole Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli… Read More Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix.. Read More Chocolate Caliente Heat milk over medium flame…. Read More
Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists… Read More
They looked for water and food for the soldiers, built barricades to protect them in the evening, healed the sick, carried the weapons. They went on foot to the sidewalk, following the battalions where husbands, fathers, brothers, and lovers participated…. Read More
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
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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