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Day of the Dead El Dia de Muertos

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 02 - 18 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death. Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to human existence. · Where do we come from?· Why does life end? · Is t Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 01 - 18 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Every year in the US, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.  Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  At first, it was only one week but later was expanded to 30 days by President Ronald Regan in 19 Read More

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

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 30 - 18 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

Mexican Independence Day 16 de Septiembre:

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 24 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

2010 was the year of the Bicentennial Celebrations in Mexico. This wonderful country commemorated   200 years of Independence  from Spanish rule and 100 years of  its Revolution that began in 1910 and toppled dictator Porfirio Diaz. El Grito every 16th of September is the M Read More

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

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