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El Español: The History of the Spanish Language

  Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world. But what exactly is language?   Language emerged due to man's need to communicate with others. In prehistoric times, men communicated through very simple oral, and sometimes written, language, and made drawings... Read More

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The Carnivals of Mexico

Life is a carnival and we must keep singing... by Oscar Guzmán One of the most important times of the Catholic calendar is almost upon us: Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Catholics begin to prepare for the Easter celebration with prayers, small sacrifices of our favorite things , and persona... Read More

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El Juego de Pelota ~ Ball Game Aztec Sports & Games

Dawn dyes the contour of the mountains red. A perfumed, warm breeze dominates the air. Dew slides through the branches of trees and the petals of countless flowers. Far away, the ancestral sound of a sea snail’s conch is heard. That is how the Aztec Empire awoke.   The Aztecs work... Read More

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Mexican Mother’s Day

The two most important celebrations in Mexico are December 12 celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and May 10 Mother's Day in Mexico.   In a sense, both dates celebrate mothers and show the importance of mothers in the Mexican Culture.  Our Lady of Guadalupe is Mexico's spiritual mother, loved and... 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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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 jokes and pranks to trick friends and family ... Read More
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