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February 24 Mexican Flag Day

Category : Holidays Date : Jan - 23 - 17 Posted by : May

// 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

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

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 02 - 16 Posted by : May

La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic Shrines in the world and it is the National Shrine of Mexico.  Located in the north of Mexico City it is considered the second Catholic Shrine in importance after Vatican City. The Old Basi Read More

La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 25 - 16 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war.  Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier, or soldadera, as well as a brave woman. En  lo alto Read More

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