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Category Archives: Holidays

Candlemass Day February 2 The End of The Christmas Season

Category : Holidays Date : Jan - 28 - 21 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

Valentine’s Day in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Jan - 11 - 21 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Read Article in SpanishMexico celebrates Valentine's Day, El Dia del Amor y la Amistad on February 14. Warm, festive and generous, this is how most foreigners who’ve had the opportunity to live for a while among us, define Mexicans and the Mexican culture. They say that not only are we known fo Read More

The Piñata

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 06 - 20 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

¡Ya Vienen Los Reyes Magos! The Three Wise Men Are Coming!

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 05 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

The Three Wise Men Day    Dia de ReyesAfter New Year's Day, Mexican families still have a very special date to commemorate and enjoy.  On January 6, most of the Hispanic world & culture celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star t Read More

New Years Rituals in Mexico Health, Money & Love

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 02 - 20 Posted by : Chela Orozco

  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 is an endles Read More

Traditional Posada Songs

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 01 - 20 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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