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Category Archives: Holidays

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 01 - 18 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

Common Misconceptions About The Day of the Dead Celebration

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 01 - 18 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

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 12 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When "Cinco de Mayo" is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur Read More

Cinco de Mayo

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 11 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

by May Herz ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. They are good occasions to show the pride of being Me Read More

Qué Chula es Puebla

Category : Holidays Date : Mar - 28 - 18 Posted by : Angie Galicia

At the foot of the legendary Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes is the majestic, peaceful city of Puebla. They say that Puebla, a lovely colonial city, was entrusted to the angels when it was founded, and this is the source of its name: Puebla of the Angels. Those of us who live Read More

Semana Santa in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Mar - 27 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

 The passion play of Iztapalapa is one of the most popular and one of the biggest, most important religious celebrations in Mexico and in the world.In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small district to watch a 150-year-old tradition. What is behind this event? What motivates the Read More

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