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Celebrating Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

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I grew up in Canada and I always enjoyed celebrating Halloween. I have fond memories of dressing up in costumes, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating. When I chose Mexico as my country over a decade ago, my associations with this time of year underwent a radical shift. I fell in love with Day of the Dead, and it’s a tradition I’ve embraced wholeheartedly, and I enjoy sharing it with my children very much. Halloween is a fun holiday, but Day ofRead More ...

Mexico Welcomes “La Fiesta de América”: Pan American Games 2011

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In just three days Mexico will receive approximately 6,000 athletes from 42 nations in Guadalajara, Jalisco for the largest multi-sport event of 2011: XVI Pan American Games or Juegos Panamericanos. This massive sporting event that unites North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean is an excellent opportunity to talk to your children about the different cultures, languages, and diverse people that make up this part of the globe.  Especially about the rich traditions and folklore to which theRead More ...

This Is My Mexico…The Real One {Video}

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Remember that amazing trip to Oaxaca I went on to kick off the Mexico Today campaign? Many amazing things happened while there, and one of them was that there was a video crew interviewing some of the Ambassadors about our favorite things and places in Mexico. Since we happened to be in one of my two most-loved spots of all: Oaxaca (the other being Riviera Maya), it felt completely natural for me to speak my heart out in front ofRead More ...

Mexico’s El Grito de la Independencia

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Tonight everyone in Mexico will be celebrating a lo grande during what is the most important and symbolic fiesta for the country:  El Grito de la Independencia. El Grito (or the “cry for Independence”) is a tradition that commemorates the original grito given by pastor Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato back in 1810 to gather all to join the rebellion against the Spanish colonizers. This moment marks the official beginning of the 11-year war for independenceRead More ...

Volunteer Tourism in Mexico

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For those looking for a more immersive cultural and language experience in Mexico, volunteer tourism, also known as “voluntourism,” is an excellent alternative and one that is being considered more and more. You don’t have to be an adventure traveler to appreciate this alternative method of traveling, but you do ned to have a passion for getting to know the real insides of a country and to give of yourself while receiving a transformational experience of a lifetime. Volunteer Tourism,Read More ...

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