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5 de Mayo: Is it a Mexican Holiday? Posted by on May 5, 2021

Today is May 5th, or Cinco de Mayo as it’s known in Spanish. All over the US, people are eating nachos and drinking margaritas. Many are probably wearing a sombrero and/or a poncho. Some think they are celebrating “Mexico’s 4th of July.” Well, I’ve got some bad news for you: el 5 de mayo no…

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Celebrating the Mexican Revolution Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

On November 20, Mexico will celebrate 109 years since the revolution from the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. In this post, I will briefly explore what led to the revolution and what the results of this fight were. Porfirio Díaz Porfirio Díaz was a dictador that ruled Mexico from 1876 to 1911. He was a military leader…

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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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Mexico’s Call for Independence 209 Years Ago Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

In the early hours of September 16, 1810, in the town of Dolores in the state of Guanajuato, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla together with other revolutionary fighters, asked his people to take up arms and fight against the forces Nueva España or the Spanish colony in Mexico. Miguel Hidalgo gave the famous grito and rang the…

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La Cultura Mexicana (Mexican Culture) Posted by on Apr 26, 2019

La Cultura Mexicana (Mexican Culture)

It’s no secret that me encanta México (I love Mexico). I’ve been living there on and off for the last two years now, and I’m about to go back for round three in a few days. Whenever people ask me why I love living in Mexico so much, I always mention la cultura Mexicana (Mexican…

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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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Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) Posted by on Oct 25, 2017

Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)

While people in many western countries attend parties and go trick-or-treating to celebrate Halloween, Mexico begins its traditional celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Although the two holidays happen at the same time, they are actually quite different. Today we’ll take a closer look at this important holiday, starting with its origins. History It’s…

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