The Fesivals of Mexico

On virtually every day of the year, there is a festival going on somewhere in Mexico.  Mexico has a rich tradition of religious and secular celebrations, and all are enjoyed with a vitality and vigor hard to match.  The colors and the music in these celebrations can be spectacular, and of course, deliciouscomida (food) is […]

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The Culture of Mexico

Clothing:  While most Mexicans these days prefer the common clothes we see throughout the Western world, many Mexicans maintain the use of a variety of traditional clothes and textiles, especially in the indigenous communities found throughout the country. Some of the most beautiful examples of indigenous clothing can be found in the states of Oaxaca […]

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Mexican Independence Day

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15 DE SEPTEMBRE, EL DÍA DE INDEPENDENCIA El Día de Independencia (Independence Day) is another one of the major festivals celebrated in Mexico.  “Independence Day” is actually a misnomer as the celebration is stretched out between two days, the 15th and 16th of September.  These holidays are also known as the Fiestas Patrias.  (See the […]

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Resources for learning about Mexico

Includes websites, books, newspapers, radio, magazines, music, and more. WEBSITES Basic Information on Mexico: On-line Resource for Mexico and Mexican Culture: http://www.mexonline.com/ Facts and Figures, A Mexico Country Study: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/mxtoc.html The Real Mexico: http://www.therealmexico.com/ An Exploration of Mexico and Mesoamerican Cultures: http://www.mesoweb.com/ Mexico Tourism Websites: Mexican Tourism Board: http://www.visitmexico.com/wb2/ Know and Enjoy Mexico: http://www.knowmexico.com/ International […]

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Facts and Figures of Mexico

Mexico is a fascinating country filled with vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and colorful history.  We will begin our exploration of Mexico by first discussing some of the basic facts and figures of the country. Although Mexico is the United States’ southern neighbor, it is often misunderstood, stereotyped, or ignored by most North Americans. Mexico is […]

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Learn about Peru

Peru, the land of the ancient Incas, a country with enough economic and social problems to leave many living in poverty, and a land on the edge of the Pacific ocean that is complete with jungle and mountains. A country with a story, indeed. Come explore this fascinating country with us and travel from the […]

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