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Category Archives: Holidays

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

La Llorona One Woman, Many Stories

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 23 - 16 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

Spanish The eve of the conquest of Mexico -Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes and his Spanish army was plagued by omens that Miguel Leon–Portilla enumerates in his book, “Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico”.   Based on codices as well as from memories of the p Read More

¡Adivina Adivinador! Day of the Dead Sayings

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 15 - 16 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

Hay más tiempo que vida There is more time than life. Hierba mala nunca muere. Bad weed never dies. Se me subió el muerto. The deceased climbed on me!  Which means: “It really scared me!” Ya ni en la paz de los sepulcros creo. I don’t even believe in the peace of the tombs anymore. Read More

Tequila The Landscape, History & Taste of Mexico

Category : Holidays Date : Mar - 11 - 16 Posted by : May Herz

Spanish The Essence of Tequila Tequila is the national drink of Mexico and is certainly one of the most popular spirit beverages in the world. Tequila is made from blue agave. Agave is a plant species that instantly brings to mind images of Mexico and represents the essence of being Mexican.  F Read More

Amorcito Corazón Song Listen to this song

Category : Holidays Date : Jan - 29 - 16 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

Amorcito Corazon (My Darling Sweetheart) is a classic Mexican love song written by Pedro de Urdimalas. [embed]https://youtu.be/ST0ceoPeV1Y[/embed] Read the lyrics of this song in English and Spanish clicking here Read More

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