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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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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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Valentine’s Day in Mexico

Read Article in SpanishMexico celebrates Valentine's Day, El Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14. Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us, define Mexicans and the Mexican culture. They say that not only are we known fo... Read More

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Las Mañanitas

Las Mañanitas is the traditional Mexican birthday song. It is so popular that it is now sung in most Latin American countries.  Usually this beautiful song is sung when the birthday person wakes up or before blowing the candles on the cake.   Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba e... Read More

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