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Category Archives: Holidays

Teaching in Mexico : Christmas in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 30 - 20 Posted by : May

Christmas in Mexico -- my first year in the country, I thought that was an oxymoron. How could it ever feel like Christmas here without snow on the ground; without a fire in the fireplace; without the fireplace?!Well, my first Christmas here and every one of them since have felt like the most wonde Read More

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 30 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

  What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas.... We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get her flowers and food, is completely transformed.   Read More

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 29 - 20 Posted by : May

La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic Shrines in the world and it is the National Shrine of Mexico.  Located in the north of Mexico City it is considered the second Catholic Shrine in importance after Vatican City. The Old Basi Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 20 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

Before the Christmas season "officially" begins on December 16, day when the first Posada takes place, Mexicans join together for the festivities of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12. This is one of the most important dates in the Mexican calendar.   On this date, Read More

Traditional Christmas Recipes

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 17 - 20 Posted by : ADELA OLVERA

Atole   Atole, word that comes from the Aztec -Nahuatl atolli... Read More   Buñuelos de Navidad -Christmas Sweet Fritters Boil one tablespoon anisette in a cup of water and leave to cool. Mix.. Read More   Chocolate Caliente Heat  milk over medium flame. Break  chocolate into Read More

Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 15 - 20 Posted by : May

Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity scen Read More

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