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Cinco de Mayo

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 27 - 19 Posted by : May Herz

by May Herz ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. They are good occasions to show the pride of being Me Read More

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 26 - 19 Posted by : May Herz

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When "Cinco de Mayo" is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur Read More

The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

Category : Holidays Date : Mar - 08 - 19 Posted by : Chela Orozco

                                              En Español The view that adorns the world's largest city – Mexico City – is enhanced by the majesty of two of the highest volcanoes in the hemisphere: Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl.  The presence of these enormous mill Read More

Cinco de Mayo Facts

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 18 - 19 Posted by : Inside Mexico

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is  September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place in the State of Puebla.   4.   Benito Juarez was Mexico’s P Read More

Semana Santa in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 11 - 19 Posted by : May Herz

 The passion play of Iztapalapa is one of the most popular and one of the biggest, most important religious celebrations in Mexico and in the world.In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small district to watch a 150-year-old tradition. What is behind this event? What motivates the Read More

December 28 April Fools in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 08 - 19 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

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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