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Cinco de Mayo Facts

Category : Holidays Date : Apr - 12 - 17 Posted by : Inside Mexico

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is  September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place in the State of Puebla.   4.   Benito Juarez was Mexico’s P Read More

Interview with Oswaldo Ortega Who Represents Jesus Christ

Category : Holidays Date : Mar - 30 - 17 Posted by : May Herz

  Oswaldo Ortega Palma, is a young man who played the role of Jesus in the Passion Play of Iztapalapa The most important and most difficult role to play in the Passion of Jesus which is presented in the district of Iztapalapa, is that of Jesus Christ. It is a great honor for any young m Read More

Valentine’s Spanish Word List

Category : Holidays Date : Jan - 27 - 17 Posted by : May

Valentine's  most popular Spanish words:Amiga (o): FriendAmistad: FriendshipAmor: LoveAmorcito: SweetheartAnillo de compromiso: Engagement ringArgollas Matrimoniales: Wedding ringsBoda: WeddingCita: DateCorazón: HeartCupido: CupidDía de San Valentin: Valentine's DayDía del Amor y la Amistad : Read More

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Dec - 20 - 16 Posted by : Chela Orozco

*Spanish Fireworks, ringing bells, 12 grapes, a family dinner, sparkling wine, hugs and music set the stage for a typical New Year's celebration in Mexico's largest cities. As in the rest of the world,we Mexicans gather together with our loved ones, relatives or friends to celebrate Read More

Teaching in Mexico : Christmas in Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 30 - 16 Posted by : May

Christmas in Mexico -- my first year in the country, I thought that was an oxymoron. How could it ever feel like Christmas here without snow on the ground; without a fire in the fireplace; without the fireplace?!Well, my first Christmas here and every one of them since have felt like the most wonde Read More

Nacimientos: A Christmas Tradition

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 25 - 16 Posted by : May

Nacimientos made of wood, pottery, everlasting flowers, fruits, basketry, glass, wax or tinplate, Mexican nativity scenes possess a charm all their own. Although the custom of putting up a Christmas tree has become very popular, the real Mexican tradition consists of setting up a nativity s Read More

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