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Category Archives: Holidays

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

The Beautiful Face of Courage: The Adelitas Women of the Mexican Revolution

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 11 - 20 Posted by : Angie Galicia

They looked for water and food for the soldiers, built barricades to protect them in the evening, healed the sick, carried the weapons. They went on foot to the sidewalk, following the battalions where husbands, fathers, brothers, and lovers participated. They are the soldaderas of the Mexican Read More

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 20 Posted by : Inside Mexico

On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign invaders, a Read More

The Day of the Dead Ofrenda A Work of Love and Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or Read More

La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 20 Posted by : ADELA OLVERA

La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war.  Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier, or soldadera, as well as a brave woman. En  lo alto Read More

The Legend of the Cempasuchil Flower The Day of the Dead Flower

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 18 - 20 Posted by : May Herz

This beautiful legend recounts the love story of two young Aztecs,  Xóchitl and Huitzilin, a romance from which the cempasuchil flower was born. This wonderful love story began when the two young Aztecs were still little. They used to spend all their spare time playing and enjoying discoverin Read More

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