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  Culture & Traditions

El Español: The History of the Spanish Language

Spanish is spoken by close to 400 million people throughout 19 million square kilometers, and it constitutes the fourth most frequently spoken language in the world. 1492 when, coincidentally, the first Grammar of the Castillian… destiny for the Spanish language to reach our continent along with Columbus. Continue reading

  February 24 Flag Day

  Mitos y Leyendas

La Leyenda de Popocatépetl e Iztaccíhuatl

In English La vista que engalana a la ciudad más grande del mundo: la Ciudad de México, está realzada por la majestuosidad de dos de los volcanes más altos del hemisferio, se trata del Popocatépetl y del Iztaccíhuatl. La presencia milenaria de estos… Read More

  Easter in Mexico Semana Santa

Semana Santa in Mexico Cultural Articles

Semana Santa Easter in Mexico In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small district to watch a 150-year-old tradition. What is behind this event? What motivates the inhabitants to go through this representation with so… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs… Read More

  Christmas Navidad

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Rosca de Reyes Recipe

The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event.  The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World.  The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excel lance, and hot chocolate. Chocolate… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

  Christmas Navidad

December 28 April Fools in Mexico

The Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), on December 28, commemorates the biblical story of King Herod’s orders to execute male babies in Bethlehem in order to kill baby Jesus. In Mexico as in all Latin countries people play… Read More

  Mitos y Leyendas

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