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General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 12 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When "Cinco de Mayo" is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur Read More

Cinco de Mayo

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 11 - 18 Posted by : May Herz

by May Herz ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. They are good occasions to show the pride of being Me 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

Candlemass Day February 2 The End of The Christmas Season

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 05 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

The Christmas Season in Mexico ends on el Día de la Candelaria, Candlemass Day, celebrated every February 2.    Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of Jesus' birth. This day also celebrates the ritual presentation of baby Jesus to God in the T Read More

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