Category: Holidays

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 Easter Celebrated in Mexico?

How Is Easter Celebrated in... Easter is perhaps the most important day of the year for Christians all over the world. In Mexico, nearly the entire population is Christian, with 83 percent identifying as Roman Catholic and another 10 percent identifying as another Christian denomination. As a result, there is a rich culture of Easter traditions and celebrations. Easter, or... Read More »

The 4 Best Places Spend Christmas in Northern Baja

Walking on the beach in Mexico with resorts in background A Christmas getaway to Northern Baja, Mexico, is sure to create memories you'll not soon forget. If you wish to stay close to the border during the holidays, keep these great destinations in mind. Northern Baja, Mexico, borders the U.S. state of California and features beautiful beaches and majestic deserts. This serene and picturesque region... 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 »

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 »