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Category Archives: Holidays

Common Misconceptions About The Day of the Dead Celebration

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 15 - 20 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

Day of the Dead Teacher Suggested Activities

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 01 - 20 Posted by : Inside Mexico

This space is intended for the exchange of classroom activities, projects and ideas for the Day of the Dead, submitted by teachers. We sincerely thank all the teachers that have sent in their ideas! _____________________________________ Every year, we assign our Spanish 2 students (with a part Read More

Mexican Independence Day 16 de Septiembre

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 14 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. This 2019 Mexico commemorates   219 years of Independence from Spanish rule and 119 years of its Revolution that began Read More

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 01 - 20 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

Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Mexican Independence Heroine

Category : Holidays Date : Jul - 13 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

Spanish Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, a Mexican patriot as well as a heroine of Mexico’s Independence War, made her name in history  for her bravery when she risked her own life alerting the rebel insurgents about the discovery of the Queretaro Conspiracy for Independence. Thanks Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Category : Holidays Date : Jul - 01 - 20 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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