Wednesday October 05 2022

 
 

Mother's Day in Mexico
 In Mexico, Mothers Day is always celebrated on May 10 as opposed to the Mothers Day in the US that fall on the second Sunday in the month of May. Mothers Day in Mexico is celebrated in a...
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...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
 I was first introduced to it while I was involved with a local expat organization where we celebrated King's Day on January 6th when someone brought a Rosca de Reyes into the festivities to...
Exquisit makeup and costuming graced the streets for the Parade on November 2
 In 2020 many locations limited access to the cemeteries over the holiday to restrict group gatherings due to COVID-19. This year, in Baja Sur, The municipalities of La Paz and Cabo San Lucas...
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...
Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and the Cry for Mexican Independence
 September 16th, “El Grito”, the Shout or Cry for Independence, is one of the most celebrated national holidays in Mexico. This year, 2021 celebrates the 211th anniversary of the Mexican...
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...
May Day in Mexico
May 1st in Mexico is celebrated as International Labor Day. While many countries celebrate May 1st in many ways including the old “Maypole” ceremony here in Mexico it is a day of rest for the workers...
Christmas lights at the La Paz Department of Education in La Paz
On the evening of the 24th of December Mexico slowly shutters the stores, the streets clear and for the most part, the hustle and bustle retires around sunset for the most important night of the...
Poinsettas- Flor de Nochebuena
 The Poinsettia with its star-shaped green leaves that turn into a deep red flower at the top has several names and a very interesting history and legend. Euphorbia pulcherrima (literally...
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 2021 it will be celebrated on November 15 to provide a 3 day puente weekend (puente = bridge for a three day weekend). The day commemorates the...
Semana Santa in Mexico
 Semana Santa 2021 officially begins Sunday, March 28th and runs through Saturday, April 03, 2021. Pasqua (Easter) is Sunday, April 04, 2021, Semana Santa is usually the biggest domestic travel...
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...

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