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December 28 April Fools in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 08 - 19 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

The Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), on December 28, commemorates the biblical story of King Herod’s orders to execute male babies in Bethlehem in order to kill baby Jesus. In Mexico as in all Latin countries people play jokes and pranks to trick friends and family Read More

¡Ya Vienen Los Reyes Magos! The Three Wise Men Are Coming!

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

The Three Wise Men Day    Dia de ReyesAfter New Year's Day, Mexican families still have a very special date to commemorate and enjoy.  On January 6, most of the Hispanic world & culture celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star t 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

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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