Mexicans celebrate Independence Day with a huge party on the night of September 15th. Here’s how it all went down. Continue reading “Mexican Independence Day Celebration”
There is always a street fair going on somewhere in Mexico, and although these traditional events may seem humble, they are truly fascinating! Continue reading “Fascinating Things You Will Find in a Mexican Street Fair”
Meet Liz at Aculturame blog. She was born in Mexico but now lives in the USA and travels the world. This is a wonderful post where she describes the Day of the Dead celebration in her native San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Día de los Muertos in San Luis Potosí
Towards the end of October, my grandmother made preparations for this special holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Sometimes, if she had time, she would prepare her own Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) otherwise she would special order it from the bakery; a few of them specialize in making this bread for this specific holiday. She would also send one of her granddaughters to buy colorful sugar skulls in all kinds of sizes as part of the decoration for the altar, and she would special order the best cempasúchil flowers (yellow marigolds) from the open-air market.
The last week of October she would prepare an altar with colorful papel picado (fancy crepe paper garlands) and set up pictures of beloved family members who have passed away. She would place items that the dead enjoyed while…
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Hola, amigos! Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on September 16th, but we start preparing long before that. The entire month of September is filled with expressions of national pride. Take a look at these pictures! Continue reading “How Mexico Celebrates Independence Day”
Last year, I had to make some major changes in my life, and let me tell you it was stressing as hell. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Continue reading “How To Cleanse Your Life And Crush The Bad Vibes (Updated)”
Hola, amigos! A few weekends ago, we decided to take a short trip out to an old hacienda outside of town. Haciendas are one of the best tourist attractions in Mexico. Some of them are quite luxurious, and others are simply magical. If you want to know what in the world a hacienda is and what you can do there, keep reading por favor. Continue reading “The Remarkable Magic Of An Old Mexican Hacienda”
Hola, amigos! As you already know, this blog is about all the wonderful things that you will find in my beloved Mexico. But of course, I’m not the only one who had such a great idea. Today, I would like to share with you how 36 writers, myself included, took the time to share experiences and glimpses into the Mexico we love. Continue reading “Insider’s Guide To The Best Of Mexico”
Hola, amigos! I recently had the pleasure to watch one of the most fascinating rituals in Mexico- the Dance of the Flyers. I’ve had the privilege of watching it several times in my life, but it never ceases to amaze me. In this post, I’ll tell you all about it and I even have a video for you to watch! Continue reading “How To Fly In Breathtaking Mexican Style”
Hello, amigos! I’m writing this on December 12th,which it is the official start of the holiday season in Mexico. From this day on, it’s a marathon of parties, get-togethers, and reunions that don´t stop until January 6th. But more importantly, this day holds a special meaning for the entire nation. It’s the most Mexican of all holidays! Continue reading “Celebrate The Most Mexican Of Holidays!”
Mexico is often portrayed in the media as a dangerous place, but you would be wise to take these opinions with a grain of salt. The truth is life in Mexico can be pretty awesome, and these are the reasons why.
Continue reading “10 Reasons Why Living in Mexico is Awesome”