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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Ofendas 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,... Read More

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Pan de Muerto ~ Day of the Dead Bread

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 smal... Read More

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Day of the Dead Sayings

¡Adivina Adivinador! Day of the Dead Sayings

Hay más tiempo que vida There is more time than life. Hierba mala nunca muere. Bad weed never dies. Se me subió el muerto. The deceased climbed on me!  Which means: “It really scared me!” Ya ni en la paz de los sepulcros creo. I don’t even believe in the peace of the tombs anymore.... Read More

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Frida and her Parrot ©Inside Mexico

Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); 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 vi... Read More

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Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

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 la Lengua Esp... Read More

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Codice Florentino

Las Madres en la Epoca Pre-hispanica

Considerada la fuerza constructora, educadora y base de su sociedad, la madre en el mundo prehispánico jugó un papel determinante, como se puede observar a través del gran número de representaciones de diosas mesoamericanas. Desde la época prehispánica, la madre ha jugado un papel dete... Read More
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