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The Day of the Dead Ofrenda A Work of Love and Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 10 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or Read More

The Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower The Day of the Dead Flower

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 02 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

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 - 02 - 17 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

Common Misconceptions About The Day of the Dead Celebration

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

        The Day of the Dead  IS NOT the Mexican version of Halloween. Mexicans have celebrated the Day of the Dead since the year 1800 B.C.     It is not scary or morbid. There are no pictures or images of dead people, ghosts, witches, or the devil.   Read More

El Día de la Raza October 12, Hispanic Heritage Day

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 29 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Every October 12 Mexicans celebrate El Día de la Raza, the Day of the Race instead of Columbus Day due to the controversies surrounding this historical figure.  The Italian explorer and his Spanish crews enslaved and murdered thousands of American indigenous groups he encountered during his voya Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 29 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Every year in the US, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.  Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  At first, it was only one week but later was expanded to 30 days by President Ronald Regan in 19 Read More

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