Tuesday September 28 2021

 
 

 UPDATED: Tropical cyclones are a fact of life in Baja California Sur and we average one every other year. Most of the time we see tropical storms, category 1's and 2's, and only thrice have we...
Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and the Cry for Mexican Independence
 Updated 08/20/21 For the second year in a row there will be no official celebration of Mexican Independence Day in Baja California Sur due to the COVID-19 pandemic. September 16th, “El...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 Benito Pablo Juarez García is one of Mexico’s most beloved leaders. He was born on March 21, 1806. Today Mexico celebrates his birthday with a national holiday to honor his legacy. Sometimes...
Cinco de Mayo celebrations are more common in the US southwest
5th of May or "Cinco de Mayo" as it is said in Spanish is a national holiday in Mexico and is celebrated widely in the U.S. as well, but it is not Mexico’s day of Independence which is the 16th of...
Section of the original 'tila" image of he Virgin of Guadalupe
 December 12th celebrates Dia de Guadalupe, a legendary event that bonded the people of Mexico, and much of the native New World peoples and the Catholic Church in the days of the Spanish...
February 5 – Celebrating the current constitution of Mexico adopted in 1917
 This year Constitution Day falls on Friday, February 5, 2021, and like many nations, Mexico adjusts this holiday to the Monday, February 1 or "Puente" or "bridge" day to make a three day...
Three Kings
January 6th, the Day of the Kings, Twelfth Night and the Twelve Day of Christmas all culminate in a celebration in Mexico known as Dia de Los Reyes. The event in the Catholic Church in Mexico...
The flag of the United States of Mexico
The Mexico Flag and its emblem have an old and very interesting story about what it depicts.The holiday; Diá de la Bandera or Mexican Flag Day is February 24.While the Flag of the Estados Unidos de...
Royal Court of Carnaval Mazatlan 1927
Carnaval La Paz seems to many of the residents and long time visitors to be an eternal event to celebrate spring, an institution in the community. But in 2013 we almost saw the end of the annual...
The revolutionary leaders of 1910 including Pancho Villa (#10), Francisco Madero (#5) & José Venustiano Carranza Garza  (#3)
November 20th is Revolution Day in Mexico, and in 2020 it will be celebrated on November 16 to provide a 3 day puente weekend (puente = bridge for a three day weekend). The day commemorates the...
Hernán Cortés had a fearsome reputation with both the Indians and fellow Spaniards
 Each year the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, celebrates its founding by the famous (or infamous) explorer Hernan Cortez on May 3, 1535. But La Paz hasn't always been the capital of Baja...
Pearling was a major industry in La Paz through the beginning of the 20th Century.
Excerpt from the chapter “The Sea of Cortés” in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico by C. M. Mayo.There were no Amazons, no Seven Cities of Cíbola,...
The Mexican American War in Baja  1848-1849
 The history of the Mexican/American War of 1846 to 1848 on Baja California peninsula is often forgotten. This is due to the fact that the war and most of the more sensational battles were...
The Flag of Mexico
 Here is a translation to English of the Mexican National Anthem or Himno Nacional Mexicano. Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful national anthems, for both its poetry and musical score the...
General Pershing meets Pancho Villa
We have heard lots of plausible origins of the word Gringo, this is the best one we've heard so far.In surfing the net I came across a slightly different explanation for the word “gringo” that I had...

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