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Semana Santa in Mexico

Semana Santa 2018 Calendar

Las celebraciones de Semana Santa 2018 se efectuaran entre el 25 de Marzo y el 2 de Abril del 2018  de acuerdo al  calendario litúrgico.  La Semana Santa se celebra cada año en una fecha diferente debido a que la festividad se establece según los ciclos lunares.   Easter C... Read More

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10 Most Popular Pre-Columbian First Names

  In Mexico, pre-Hispanic first names are still very popular. They honor our Pre-Columbian heritage and show the pride for our ancestors. Here are the ten most popular Female Pre-Columbian names: Ameli     Water Citlalli      Star Erendirani   Happiness  I... Read More

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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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The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs... Read More

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New Year’s Rituals in Mexico Bring Good Luck, Health & Prosperity

*Spanish With the arrival of a new year in Mexico, hopes for better times also arrive. In the Mexican culture, so full of traditions, year-end rituals are an important part of popular belief for finding love, money, good luck and hey, why not? - even winning a new car.  There are ... Read More

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Rosca de Reyes Recipe

The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event.  The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World.  The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excel lance, and hot chocolate. Cho... Read More
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