Category: Festivals / Events

Celebrating Navidad in Southern Mexico

Celebrating Navidad in Southern Mexico... If you're planning on taking a vacation to Mexico for Christmas, you're in for a treat, because this country hosts fun festivities for nearly a whole month! The Christmas season here basically begins on December 12 and doesn't end until January 6, giving you plenty of time to celebrate with family and locals alike. Here's... Read More »

How Is Cinco de Mayo Celebrated in Mexico?

How Is Cinco de Mayo... When you think of Cinco de Mayo, what comes to mind? Incredible food? Margaritas? Beer? Vibrant costumes? Music and dancing? Although all of the above symbolize this historic celebration (particularly in the United States), there's a lot more to be discovered -- especially once you cross the border. What Is Cinco de Mayo? You may have... Read More »

The Best Places to Celebrate Christmas in Sonora

The Best Places to Celebrate... There's so much to experience during the Christmas holiday in the state of Sonora, Mexico. Here are some of the best. Sonora, Mexico has a deep, rich Christmas culture that's celebrated with community events and annual parades. It kicks off with the Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12 and continues with the... Read More »

How to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

How to Celebrate the Day... Mexpro's Itzel Greenheck, originally from Central Mexico, explains the traditions around the Day of the Dead, and describes how she celebrates in the US. Before Day of the Dead became a trendy celebration among Latino and non-Latino communities in the US, I was already a huge fan. As a matter of fact, when I came... Read More »

Mexican Independence Day "Grito de Dolores"

hands waving Mexican flags Mexican Independence Day is celebrated this week, on September 16. It observes this day in 1810, when Catholic Priest, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, started the War of Independence by attacking the Spanish with a poorly armed group of Mexican civilians. The War of Independence led to the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in... Read More »

Mexican Nostalgia: Chiles en Nogada, a Celebration of Independence

Chiles en nogada in decorative Mexican bowl Chiles en nogada, a dish from Mexican cuisine Mexican Independence Day, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain, takes place this week, on September 16. The preparation and consumption of the traditional Mexican dish, Chiles en Nogada, precedes the Independence Day celebrations. "Walking through the gardens of memory, I discover that my recollections are associated with the... Read More »