Fireworks, ringing bells, 12 grapes, a family dinner, sparkling wine, hugs and music set the stage for a typical New Year's celebration in Mexico's largest cities. As in the rest of the world,we Mexicans gather together with our loved ones, relatives or friends to celebrate...
Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own.
Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity s...
La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war. Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier, or soldadera, as well as a brave woman.
En lo alto...
4 Ripe Haas Avocados Diced or mashed
1tb Lemon juice
2 Tomatoes peeled and chop
1c Onions finely chopped
½ tsp Pepper
1tb Jalapeño Chiles – chopped (1 or 2 depending on tolerance to Picante!)
1tb Fresh cilantro -- chopped
Chop or mash the ripe av...
Culture & Traditions
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½ cup raisins
½ cup long-grain white rice 1
1 cup sugar
4 cups milk Ground cinnamon, for dusting
Pinch of salt
Soak rice in enough hot water to cover for 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a sauce pan wit...
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....