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Buñuelos de Navidad Recipe – Christmas Sweet Fritters

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 08 - 14 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

  10 servings Ingredients 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, Read More

Semana Santa in Mexico Cultural Articles

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 07 - 14 Posted by : May

Semana Santa Easter in Mexico 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 inhabitants to go through this representation with so much dedication? Interview With: Oswaldo "Jesus" of the Pass Read More

¡Viva México!

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 09 - 13 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

What better song to commemorate Mexico's triumphs such as our Independence or the Battle of Puebla., than the very nationalistic Viva Mexico. Composed by Pedro Galindo,  this song is traditionally sung by the people gathered in the plazas and zócalos to celebrate El Grito de Independencia, e Read More

Las Serenatas Serenades

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 09 - 13 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

Nowadays, Mexicans have an incredibly romantic way of expressing their love:  las serenatas. The boyfriend waits patiently for the sun to go down.  Then in the town's plaza he hires a group of mariachis  or a trio of singers with guitars, and goes to his girlfriend's house.  There, on th Read More

Traditional Posada Songs

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 09 - 13 Posted by : Inside Mexico

  These are the traditional verses sung in the Posada.  The first group of neighbors that are asking for shelter would sing the verses on the first column. The neighbors responding, either denying shelter or offering their house, would sing the verses on the second column.           Read More

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