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Category Archives: Holidays

Pavo Relleno de Navidad: Stuffed Turkey

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 30 - 15 Posted by : May

Pavo Relleno de Navidad: Stuffed Turkey 1 6-8 lb turkey 2 tb butter 1 onion chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 2 lbs ground pork 1 green apple, peeled, cored & chopped ¼  cup toasted slivered almonds ¼  cup raisins 2 medium tomatoes peeled, seeded & chopped 2 chiles jal Read More

Noche Buena Christmas in Mexico Copy

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 03 - 15 Posted by : May

by May Herz What a wonderful season December is in Mexico: Piñatas, Pastorelas, Posadas.... We have just finished the Día de Muertos festivities, and now the market where I usually shop, and where the famous painter Frida Kahlo also used to get her flowers and food, is completely transformed Read More

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Origins and Symbolism

Category : Holidays Date : Nov - 02 - 15 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Sugar Skulls are one of the most popular and iconic symbols of the Day of the Dead Celebration.  When the Day of the Dead festivities approach, one can Read More

Jose Guadalupe Posada: Creator of La Catrina

Category : Holidays Date : Oct - 10 - 15 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

   José Guadalupe Posada, an ingenious and original artist, lived during one of the most turbulent times in Mexico.  He knew how to capture the essence of this turbulence in his lithographs to the point that they became the icon of Revolutionary Mexico.  Posada was born in Aguascalientes in Read More

La Llorona A five-century-old lamentation

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 28 - 15 Posted by : Alfonso Olvera

Read in Spanish “They say that a crazy weeping woman appears in a street near the high school/ That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll; that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist, and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…” Los Gliders, 1961 For over 500 years and ev Read More

Day of the Dead Teacher Suggested Activities

Category : Holidays Date : Sep - 24 - 15 Posted by : Inside Mexico

This space is intended for the exchange of classroom activities, projects and ideas for the Day of the Dead, submitted by teachers. We sincerely thank all the teachers that have sent in their ideas! _____________________________________ Every year, we assign our Spanish 2 students (with a part Read More

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