Category: Culture Learning

Independence Day

Today, September 16 . . . we celebrated Mexican Independence Day! Many mistake May 5 – Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day, but they are sorely mistaken! May 5 was the Battle of Puebla (1862) when the Indigenous Mexicans defeated the French. Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate…

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A few posts ago we featured some Mexican sights and food, mentioning that the corn tortilla is the staple Mexican food. Here is a photo of tortillas being cooked on an open fire. This is typical of what you would see in rural areas. It’s the only way to experience authentic Mexican tortillas — the…

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These days here in Mexico are beginning to get warm, well, Okay, HOT! It’s the dry season and even though we haven’t had much rain in several months, we are still enjoying the flowering trees and bushes. Below are a number of recent pics, some of which you may have seen on Facebook if you…

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