Tuesday March 28 2017

An ancient Mezo-American practice the Temazcal
A Temazcal is a mud or brick dome-like construction and is used to house people while they undergo an ancient Aztec cleansing ritual. The intention of this is to balance the mind, body and spirit, ‘...
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...
 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...
Feliz Cumpleanos is how you say Happy Birthday in Spanish
Happy Birthday is said in Spanish as Feliz Cumpleanos which means literally “Happy Completed Years”! Which if you think of it is a much more positive way of looking at getting older. In fact Mexicans...
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...
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 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...
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