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  HEROES & HEROINES

Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Father of Mexico’s Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico’s history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico changed radically. Before that historic moment… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Culture of the SUn

The Culture of the Sun

From the sun comes positive energy, and to him, “Tonathiu”, the highest honors are given in the festivals and traditions that come from the “life cycles” – the same cycles which are associated with the arrival of Spring. Continue reading

  Mexico

  Culture & Traditions

Cielito Lindo Lyrics Mexican Football Song

Cielito Lindo , Gorgeous Sky is a traditional  Mexican song written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortes in 1882.  Cielito is and endearing name meaning my love, or honey.  It is one of the most popular songs widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs… Read More

  Day of the Dead

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La Llorona One Woman, Many Stories

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… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Day of the Dead El Dia de Muertos

Day of the Dead: Celebration, History & Origins From the beginning of time, man has felt the need to explain the mystery of life and death. Many civilizations and cultures have created rituals to try and give meaning to human… Read More

  Arts

The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

La Virgen de Guadalupe

“Todo Mexicano es Guadalupano”, esta es una frase popular que refleja el profundo amor que en este país se le profesa a la Virgen de Guadalupe. Una de las características principales del pueblo de México es que es profundamente religioso;… Read More

  Travel

Palenque History Engraved in Stone

Spanish Well hidden within the jungles of Chiapas, the great Mayan city of Palenque may almost seem like a dream to you. That may be because there’s nothing as surreal as its beautiful buildings emerging from the mist. You have to touch… Read More

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