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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 01 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

Before the Christmas season "officially" begins on December 16, day when the first Posada takes place, Mexicans join together for the festivities of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12. This is one of the most important dates in the Mexican calendar.   On this date, Read More

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 30 - 18 Posted by : May

La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic Shrines in the world and it is the National Shrine of Mexico.  Located in the north of Mexico City it is considered the second Catholic Shrine in importance after Vatican City. The Old Basi Read More

Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 29 - 18 Posted by : May

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 scen Read More

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign invaders, a Read More

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 09 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

  What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas.... We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get her flowers and food, is completely transformed.   Read More

La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 25 - 18 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

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 Read More

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