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September – Month of Flags and Parties

Topics: Festivals and Events | Travel Essentials

Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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 Gift to Birthdays

Topics: Festivals and Events

Published: Friday, July 4, 2014

Mexico's Birthday Song

Mexico is readily associated with tequila, Mariachis, chiles, poinsettias, vanilla, avocados and even corn, but it takes the occasion of a birthday for most people who are not familiar with Mexico to come across Las Mañanitas—Mexico’s birthday song . . .

Public Holidays in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Resting on Holiday

Mexico observes a number of dates throughout the year to commemorate and celebrate key historical and cultural events in the country’s history. There are currently ten statutory national holidays in Mexico; however, only nine are observed annually; the tenth one, on December 1, is only observed every six years, on the occasion of a Presidential inauguration . . .

Mexico City During Easter Week

Topics: Festivals and Events

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Basilica de Guadalupe, Mexico City

One of Mexico City’s distinctive features is the extraordinary number of people and road vehicles which almost constantly make their presence felt on the capital’s streets every day of the week. However, something quite remarkable happens in Mexico City during Easter Week: the capital empties out . . .

Maitreya Heart Shrine Relics Tour in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The holy Relics of the Buddha are making a rare visit to various locations across Mexico this spring, as part of a world tour of this precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist masters. The Relics were found from among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters, and resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals […]

Mexico Clock Changes 2013

Topics: Festivals and Events | Travel Essentials

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Since 1996, Mexico has been adjusting its clocks in the spring and autumn to account for Daylight Saving Time (DST). Prior to 1996, Mexico did not adjust its clocks. Mexican clock-time changes are not usually synchronized with U.S. clock time changes, or European clock time changes.  For example, this year, the U.S. moved its clocks […]

San Marcos Fair, Aguascalientes

Topics: Culture & History | Festivals and Events

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013

The colonial city of Aguascalientes in the heart of the Mexican colonial heartland is host to the country’s largest fair—Feria Nacional de San Marcos. The annual event takes place in the spring and lasts for about three weeks. Precise dates vary each year, in 2013 the fair will take place between April 19 and May […]

Plan Ahead for Day of the Dead

Topics: Festivals and Events

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

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 […]

Mexico’s Summer Olympics 2012

Topics: Festivals and Events

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 […]