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Category Archives: Holidays

Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Category : Holidays Date : Jul - 01 - 20 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

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

Category : Holidays Date : May - 28 - 20 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

Semana Santa in Mexico Cultural Articles

Category : Holidays Date : Feb - 07 - 20 Posted by : May

Semana Santa Easter in Mexico In just one day, more than a million visitors come to a small district to watch a 150-year-old tradition. What is behind this event? What motivates the inhabitants to go through this representation with so much dedication? Interview With: Oswaldo "Jesus" of the Pass Read More

Las Pastorelas A Centuries Old Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 01 - 19 Posted by : Angie Galicia

Spanish In Mexico, Christmas is the best season of the year. With the fiesta-loving, lively nature that sets us apart, we Mexicans have styled this religious celebration very much in our own fashion. So much so that perhaps no where else in the world do so many traditions exist to celebrate it, fro Read More

Rosca de Reyes Recipe

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 03 - 19 Posted by : Inside Mexico

The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event.  The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World.  The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excel lance, and hot chocolate. Cho Read More

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

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