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Category Archives: Holidays

December 28 April Fools in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 08 - 19 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

The Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), on December 28, commemorates the biblical story of King Herod’s orders to execute male babies in Bethlehem in order to kill baby Jesus. In Mexico as in all Latin countries people play jokes and pranks to trick friends and family 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

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

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

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

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