Christmas in Mexico is not just one day, it is almost a whole month! Eighty percent of Mexicans are Catholic. So at this time of year, it’s no surprise that just about every village and town from Baja to the Yucatan celebrates Christmas. La Navidad, Mexican Christmas festivities start on December 12, with the feast […]
One cannot visit Mexico without noticing the elaborate street art throughout the cities. This is one of my favorite things to see in any city. Each work of art shows something unique about the culture of that city. Mexico has always been a colorful country. Even the Mayans covered their structures in beautiful colors. When […]
Studying abroad helps students to gain new and valuable educational and life experiences through total immersion in the language and culture of the host country. When students study abroad in Mexico, it gives them many opportunities to learn more about Mexican culture.
See the last paragraph for exciting news on the Chandra Alexis Chess Club’s Torre Invitational sponsored by MexInsurance.com® Carlos Torre – Mexico Chess Carlos Torre Repetto is a name well known by seasoned chess players across the world. Torre was a man who saw chess as art and had little taste for the struggle. This […]
The “Mayan Train” will run from Palenque in Chiapas to El Triunfo, Tabasco, Campeche, Campeche, up to Mérida, Izamal (Yucatan), Cancun, Quintana Roo. Then it descends to include some areas in central Yucatan, Bacalar, Q. Roo, Calakmul, and Candelaria. In all five states will have a section of rail running through them. There will be 18 stations. 1,500 kilometers of track are planned.
The Mexican American war broke out in 1846 under the new president, James K Polk. Polk saw it as his duty to spread democracy throughout the world.
Mexico is revered the world over for its archeological sites. Recently it has made headlines with the discovery of ancient teen that divers found in an underwater cave. Revelations made this past spring about her DNA make this 13,000-year-old girl (name “Naia” by those who discovered her) one of the most extraordinary archeological finds in […]
Every June 1st Mexicans throughout the nation celebrate Navy Day or as it’s known in Mexico, Dia de la Marina! Navy Day is super fun in the nation’s port towns and nowhere does the celebration get livelier than in the cities of the Baja California. The peninsula’s ports celebrate the event with their own singular […]
The archeological site of Palenque is much different and for many, has more character than the more well-known and easier to get to sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Mexican War of Independence is a historic conflict between Mexico and Spain that lasted more than ten years. It ultimately resulted in a victory for the people of Mexico.
A lot of people (including Mexicans) don’t know the difference between “mineral” water and plain “purified” water. I used to think it was my mission to educate waiters on the marvelous properties of Mexico’s mineral waters, but after years of fighting that losing battle, I gave up.
One of the earliest civilizations of Mexico, the Olmec people are regarded as the first major civilization of the region. Archaeologists date the Olmec civilization to 1500 B.C. and assert that it lasted until roughly 400 B.C. Their civilization and culture laid the foundation for later Mesoamerican civilizations that would follow in their footsteps. The […]
As the largest tribe of the Chichimeca nation, the Guachichil retained the largest territory of Chichimeca land. They lived between present-day Saltillo,
One of the most famous tribes of North America, the Aztecs were based primarily in the Valley of Mexico in the modern-day capital, Mexico City. Between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Aztecs controlled large tracts of Mesoamerica until the Spanish Conquest in the early sixteenth century. As one of the most dominant groups in […]
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a priest who became a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
Regarded as one of the most spectacular, the Mayan Civilizations of the ancient Americas, the Mayan civilization is famous for its cultural identity
Undoubtedly, one of the most curious sights in the garden at Huaxtepec would have been a specimen of what we know as dahlia imperialis,
Dia de los Inocentes (Nov. 1) honoring deceased children and babies and Dia de los Muertos (Nov. 2)
Mexico and its peoples celebrate a long and dynamic history. Visitors to the country will find people immensely proud of their heritage, accomplishments, and cultural achievements.
Sure, the beaches, archaeological ruins, and resorts attract visitors from all over the world, but it’s really the cuisine that everyone comes clamoring for.