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Category Archives: Holidays

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 09 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

  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. [cap Read More

The Piñata

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 04 - 17 Posted by : Oscar Guzman

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

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 03 - 17 Posted by : Angie Galicia

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where else in the world do so many traditions exist to celebrate it, fro Read More

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

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 11 - 17 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 : Oct - 31 - 17 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

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 30 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

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


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