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The Legend of the Foundation of Tenochtitlan The Foundation of Mexico City

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 28 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

//   One of the most beautiful Mexican legends recounts that the people of Aztlan, north of what is today Mexico, had to leave their homes by orders of their gods in search of the promised land. It is believed that the Aztecs, whose name means the people of Aztlan, began to emigra Read More

Candlemass Day February 2 The End of The Christmas Season

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 05 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

The Christmas Season in Mexico ends on el Día de la Candelaria, Candlemass Day, celebrated every February 2.    Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of Jesus' birth. This day also celebrates the ritual presentation of baby Jesus to God in the T Read More

The Piñata

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 04 - 17 Posted by : Oscar Guzman

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs Read More

New Year’s Rituals in Mexico Bring Good Luck, Health & Prosperity

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 04 - 17 Posted by : Chela Orozco

*Spanish With the arrival of a new year in Mexico, hopes for better times also arrive. In the Mexican culture, so full of traditions, year-end rituals are an important part of popular belief for finding love, money, good luck and hey, why not? - even winning a new car.  There are  Read More

Rosca de Reyes Recipe

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 04 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event.  The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World.  The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excel lance, and hot chocolate. Cho Read More

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 03 - 17 Posted by : Angie Galicia

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where else in the world do so many traditions exist to celebrate it, fro Read More

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