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El día de la Independencia de México Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

El día 16 de septiembre se celebra el Día de la Independencia de México (On September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated). It’s a very festive time with lots going on. Hay desfiles, conciertos, fiestas y más (There are parades, concerts, parties, and more). I’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate Mexican Independence Day the past…

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Por qué me encanta vivir en México? Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

Por qué me encanta vivir en México?

Hace dos años, me mudé a México. (Two years ago, I moved to Mexico). While there was (and still is) lots of talk about building a pared (wall), I prefer building puentes (bridges). It was one of the best decisions I ever made! My friends and family are always wondering “¿Por qué me encanta vivir…

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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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Celebrating Your Birthday- Mexican Style! Posted by on Dec 6, 2018

I love celebrating birthdays! It is a great time to eat good food, have a good time and share your good fortune with those you love most. After celebrating 6 birthdays in the Netherlands, I have a strong appreciation of how we do birthdays in Mexico. If your birthday is coming up and you are…

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Coco and the Oscars Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

At the end of 2017, Pixar amazed Mexicans everywhere with the movie Coco, inspired by the Día de los Muertos celebrations. In my opinion, Pixar succeeded in showing not only the tradition of the Day of the Dead, but also the general view of the correlated existence between those alive and those that are dead…

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Carnival in Mazatlan (Video) Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

Carnival in Mazatlan (Video)

Many people are familiar with Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but did you know that there’s also a huge party in Mexico? The coastal city of Mazatlan hosts one of the biggest Carnival celebrations in the world. See some highlights from Carnival in Mazatlan in this short video:

Carnaval de Mazatlán Posted by on Feb 7, 2018

Carnaval de Mazatlán

When it comes to Carnaval celebrations, all the attention is focused on Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the huge party down in Rio de Janeiro. There are also several cities across Latin America that host incredible Carnaval celebrations. One such city is Mazatlán, Mexico. Let’s take a closer look at the Carnaval de Mazatlán. An Introduction…

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