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Mexican Independence Day 16 de Septiembre:

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 14 - 19 Posted by : May Herz

2010 was the year of the Bicentennial Celebrations in Mexico. This wonderful country commemorated   200 years of Independence  from Spanish rule and 100 years of  its Revolution that began in 1910 and toppled dictator Porfirio Diaz. El Grito every 16th of September is the M Read More

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 01 - 19 Posted by : May Herz

Father of Mexico's Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico's history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico, changed radically. Before that historic moment when his voice cried out to deman Read More

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

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