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Category Archives: Holidays

Common Misconceptions About The Day of the Dead Celebration

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 30 - 17 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

El Día de la Raza October 12, Hispanic Heritage Day

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 29 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

Every October 12 Mexicans celebrate El Día de la Raza, the Day of the Race instead of Columbus Day due to the controversies surrounding this historical figure.  The Italian explorer and his Spanish crews enslaved and murdered thousands of American indigenous groups he encountered during his voya Read More

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

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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