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Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 29 - 17 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

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 30 - 17 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

Mexican Independence Day 16 de Septiembre:

Category : Holidays Date : Aug - 15 - 17 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

Mexican Independence Facts Hechos de la Independencia de México

Category : Holidays Date : Jul - 27 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

// 1. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated every September 16.  Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.    2. The Mexican Independence war begun on September 16, 1810 and ended on September 27, 1821. La guerra de Independencia comenzó el 16 de Septiembre de 1810 y concluyó e Read More

Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Mexican Independence Heroine

Category : Holidays Date : Jul - 13 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

Spanish Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, a Mexican patriot as well as a heroine of Mexico’s Independence War, made her name in history  for her bravery when she risked her own life alerting the rebel insurgents about the discovery of the Queretaro Conspiracy for Independence. Thanks Read More

The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

Category : Holidays Date : May - 14 - 17 Posted by : Chela Orozco

                                              En Español The view that adorns the world's largest city – Mexico City – is enhanced by the majesty of two of the highest volcanoes in the hemisphere: Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl.  The presence of these enormous mill Read More

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