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Plan Ahead for Day of the Dead

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

One of Mexico’s most important — and well attended — religious festivals is Day of Dead, celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November each year.  Far from being a morbid event, Day of Dead emphasizes remembrance of past lives and celebration of the continuity of life. Day of the Dead is one of the most passionately celebrated […]

Access to Unique Mexican Indigenous Art

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Marianne Carlson leads a non-profit organization whose purpose is to bring people’s attention to indigenous Mexican artists and enable them to reach out to potential collectors of their unique crafts.  In this article, Marianne explains how the organization came about and how Feria Expocision del Arte can help you to find and acquire unique hand-crafted […]

Month of Flags and Parties

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mexican Flag

Walk around almost any town or city in Mexico during the month of September and you’ll see streets, town squares, schools, shops and commercial centers being dressed in patriotic decorations showing off a display of reds whites and greens – Mexico’s official colors.

Mexico’s Summer Olympics 2012

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mexico’s Olympic effort in London—seven medals in  four different sports—was an improvement over the country’s calamitous effort four years earlier in Beijing. Mexico won silver and bronze medals in diving and archery, and bronze in Tae-kwon-do. But the crowning moment for Mexico this year was Saturday’s gold medal in the men’s football (soccer) tournament—its first […]

Tying the Knot in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, July 30, 2012

Experience is a precious thing. But with your marriage, you are not likely to get a second chance to benefit from your hard-earned knowledge after the event. So here are six insider tips from a foreigner who married in Mexico about getting it right first time: a country where religion, partying, and bureaucratic procedures are taken seriously and will play a significant role in the nuptial proceedings.

Mexperience Celebrates Ten Years

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Monday, June 11, 2012

Mexperience.com launched in June 2002 to provide reliable and regularly updated knowledge about Mexico for travel, living, and lifestyle written by people who know Mexico intimately. June 2012 marks a significant milestone in the progress of this website as we celebrate ten years of service. In 2005, Mexico’s President, Vicente Fox, presented Mexperience with the […]

A Politically Incorrect Christmas To You Too

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One of Mexico’s principal attractions has, for ages, been its mixture of cultures and traditions, so that visitors can enjoy the unusual in a number of celebrations that are nevertheless quite familiar. Indigenous and Spanish traditions combined to give Mexico much of its unique nature. The later expansion of U.S. culture – convenience, fast food, […]

Christmas and New Year in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mexico Christmas Flower

December is one of the busiest months of the year in Mexico, with no less than three major events taking place nationally, and dozens of regional events also taking place throughout the country. December 12 is Dia de Guadalupe; coupled with Easter, this date marks the most important religious event on Mexico’s calendar . . .

At Concert Time – Boletos Solo en Reventa

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Sunday, July 31, 2011

Visitors to Mexico occasionally ask about the best way to go about getting tickets to live events – rock concerts, theaters, football matches, etc. The easiest way is to look up the event online at Ticketmaster, which tends to handle sales for the usual commission to most events. A number of store chains have Ticketmaster booths. This is fine […]

A Quiet Week In The Capital

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, April 22, 2011

One of the best times of the year to visit Mexico City is Holy Week, or Semana Santa. This is one of the few weeks of the year when the teeming home of 20 million empties out - partly anyway - and the traffic is lighter, the streets less crowded, and the queues to get in to things somewhat […]