Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own.
Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity s...
by May Herz
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...
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by Angelica Galicia
Writing and staging a pastorela is a highly entertaining activity, and because of this, almost every Mexican school produces one with its students to celebrate Christmas.
The basic argument of every pastorela consists in the vicissitudes of some she...
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Atole Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli... Read More
Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix.. Read More
Chocolate Caliente Heat milk over medium flame. Break chocola...
2 cups water
1 lb. flour
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp anisette
9 oz. lard
9 oz. piloncillo -raw sugar
Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix and sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in the eggs, ...