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Category Archives: Holidays

The Beautiful Face of Courage: The Adelitas Women of the Mexican Revolution

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 11 - 20 Posted by : Angie Galicia

They looked for water and food for the soldiers, built barricades to protect them in the evening, healed the sick, carried the weapons. They went on foot to the sidewalk, following the battalions where husbands, fathers, brothers, and lovers participated. They are the soldaderas of the Mexican Read More

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 20 Posted by : Inside Mexico

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

La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 20 Posted by : ADELA 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

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 07 - 20 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 Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower The Day of the Dead Flower

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 18 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

This beautiful legend recounts the love story of two young Aztecs,  Xóchitl and Huitzilin, a romance from which the cempasuchil flower was born. This wonderful love story began when the two young Aztecs were still little. They used to spend all their spare time playing and enjoying discoverin Read More

Day of the Dead El Dia de Muertos

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 18 - 20 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death. Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to human existence. · Where do we come from?· Why does life end? · Is t Read More

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