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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

Qué Chula es Puebla

Category : Holidays Date : Mar - 28 - 18 Posted by : Angie Galicia

At the foot of the legendary Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes is the majestic, peaceful city of Puebla. They say that Puebla, a lovely colonial city, was entrusted to the angels when it was founded, and this is the source of its name: Puebla of the Angels. Those of us who live Read More

February 24 Mexican Flag Day

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

// Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day. The Mexican national flag is a symbol of freedom, justice and citizenship. Its shield and colors represent the origins, principles, courage and struggle of the Mexican nation. Over the years, different flags have represented Me Read More

The Legend of the Foundation of Tenochtitlan The Foundation of Mexico City

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 28 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

//   One of the most beautiful Mexican legends recounts that the people of Aztlan, north of what is today Mexico, had to leave their homes by orders of their gods in search of the promised land. It is believed that the Aztecs, whose name means the people of Aztlan, began to emigra Read More

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