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Celebrating Life on Day of the Dead in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Catarinas - One of the many features of Day of the Dead festivities

One of Mexico’s most important religious holidays is celebrated on All Saint’s Day (Nov 1) and All Soul’s Day (Nov 2): Dia de los Muertos (sometimes called Dia de los Fieles Difuntos) – Day of the Dead. Traditionally, November 1st honors deceased children and November 2nd honors deceased adults.

Maitreya Heart Shrine Relics Tour in Mexico

Topics: Festivals and Events

Written by: Mexperience

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

Written by: Mexperience

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

Written by: Mexperience

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

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 […]

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, […]