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Celebrating Three King’s Day in Mexico Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

When I was growing up, Santa Claus wasn’t such a big thing. Families exchanged gifts on December 25th, but the special gifts were brought by los Tres Reyes Magos. In this post, I will share some of my experiences growing up with the Reyes Magos and the gifts they brought. Bearing gifts According to Christian belief…

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Recipe for Christmas Fruit Punch Posted by on Dec 19, 2019

Christmas is coming and I am very excited about going to Mexico. My husband and I are looking forward to eating all sorts of delicious food that we have missed like tacos al pastor, cochinita, tiritas de pescado and some delicious mole. There is one thing on my list that I can only get during Christmas and I…

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Hallacas, gaitas, and baby Jesus: a Venezuelan Christmas Posted by on Dec 24, 2018

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is the moment to forget about diets and how much you despise your noisy neighbors, and to spend time with your loved ones. Navidad in Venezuela is by far the most awaited and important time of the year. El espíritu navideño can be felt…

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Holiday Traditions in Mexico Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

The holidays are upon us! December is filled with so many festivities and traditions around the world, and Mexico is no exception. In this post, I will cover just a few of the traditions that some people observe such as posadas, ponche, los villancicos, and el nacimiento. Guadalupe-Reyes The party marathon that stretches from December 12 to January…

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Were you king or “tontolaba”? Spanish traditions in “el Día de Reyes” Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

¡Hola a todos, y bienvenidos a este flamante año nuevo! Como posiblemente sabéis, la Navidad dura un poquito más en algunos países, así que apenas estamos volviendo a nuestra rutina. Nuestro último día de vacaciones fue el 6 de Enero, la Epifanía, cuando celebramos la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos al niño Jesús. Es…

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Noche de Reyes Posted by on Jan 5, 2012

Esta es una noche mágica para todos los pequeños de España: ¡vienen los Reyes Magos! Aunque muchos se han pasado a Papa Noel, por aquello de recibir pronto los regalos y disfrutar de ellos durante las vacaciones navideñas, esta noche no ha perdido aún su encanto. Para encontrar nuestro regalo bajo el árbol en la…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 27 Christmas greetings Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas. I hope you are all relaxing with your loved ones and eating and drinking lots of lovely Christmas food and drink. In this Spanish lesson we will see some Spanish Christmas greetings. These are really useful for when you want to write your Christmas…

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