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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

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 10 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

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 Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 01 - 18 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

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