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February 24 Mexican Flag Day

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 02 - 18 Posted by : Inside Mexico

// Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day. The Mexican national flag is a symbol of freedom, justice and citizenship. Its shield and colors represent the origins, principles, courage and struggle of the Mexican nation. Over the years, different flags have represented Me Read More

April Fools in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Jan - 26 - 18 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

The Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), on December 28, commemorates the biblical story of King Herod’s orders to execute male babies in Bethlehem in order to kill baby Jesus. In Mexico as in all Latin countries people play jokes and pranks to trick friends and family Read More

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

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