Friday December 15 2017

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 conquest.The...
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...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 Benito Pablo Juárez 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
Do you need to ask what day is Cinco de Mayo? Read on, learn a little Espanol and blush...5th of May or "Cinco de Mayo" as it is said in Spanish is a national holiday in Mexico and is celebrated...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
Día de la Candelaria (Day of the Candles or Candle Mass) happens on February 2 and is a Mexican celebration that is a fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition.I was first...
FEbruary 5 – Celebrating the current constitution of Mexico adopted in 1917
In 2017 Constitution Day falls on  Sunday, February 5th, and will be celebrated on Monday, February 6 to provide a "puente" or "bridge" day to make a three day weekend. Government offices, Banks...
 Dia de los Muertos / The Day of the Dead, or more aptly, the Days of the Dead in Mexico, are celebrated the day after Halloween, November 1 and 2. All these two holidays have in common with...
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, 2017 celebrates the 207th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution....
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...
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 colorful...
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 2017 it will be celebrated on November 20 to provide a 3 day puente weekend (puente = bridge for a three day weekend). The day commemorates the...
Semana Santa in Mexico
Semana Santa 2017 officially begins Sunday, April 9 and runs through Easter Sunday on April 16. Unofficially, since this is one of the most popular outdoor activity weekends in the Mexican holiday...
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