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Category Archives: Holidays

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 01 - 18 Posted by : Angie Galicia

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where else in the world do so many traditions exist to celebrate it, fro Read More

Traditional Christmas Recipes

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 01 - 18 Posted by : Alfonso 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

Traditional Posada Songs

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 01 - 18 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

Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 29 - 18 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 Piñata

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 26 - 18 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

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 17 - 18 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

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