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  Day of the Dead

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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

  Culture & Traditions

10 Most Popular Last & First Names

  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

  Spanish

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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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  Culture & Traditions

The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

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

  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

  HEROES & HEROINES

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Father of Mexico’s Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico’s history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico, changed radically. Before that historic moment when… Read More

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