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Semana Santa in Mexico

 The passion play of Iztapalapa is one of the most popular and one of the biggest, most important religious celebrations in Mexico and in the world.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... Read More

 
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Candlemass Day February 2 The End of The Christmas Season

The Christmas Season in Mexico ends on el Día de la Candelaria, Candlemass Day, celebrated every February 2.    Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of Jesus' birth. This day also celebrates the ritual presentation of baby Jesus to God in the T... Read More

 
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The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

The view that adorns the world’s largest city – Mexico City – is enhanced by the majesty of two of the highest volcanoes in the hemisphere: Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl. The presence of these enormous millenary volcanoes has been of great significance for the different societies that h... Read More

 
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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 of their official documents such as birth certificate, passport... 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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Flan Spanish Custard

  The word Flan comes from the old French flaon, which means custard.  The history of Mexico's  famous dessert goes back to ancient Rome, where domesticated chicken produced too many eggs which then were used to make custard. The Spaniards, when they conquered what is now Mexico, introduce... Read More

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