Easter traditions in Mexico

Easter traditions in Mexico

Easter in Mexico is slightly different from the one celebrated in most Christian countries. It is a fusion of Christian rituals and native traditions. The Resurrection celebration lasts longer and it is a combination of two separate major holidays: Semana Santa and Pascua. The first refers to the whole Holy Week from Palm Sunday until Easter Saturday and Pascua is celebrating the period between Easter Sunday and next Saturday. We will present the most important Easter traditions in ... [ read more ]

Wet Season in Mexico

Wet Season in Mexico

In August, it is rather wet and with downpours in Mexico. Generally this is the middle of the hurricane season. In the north, it is hot, the central region of Mexico is rainy and warm and on the coastal areas, it is relatively hot and humid. You may find rain but the temperature is calm due to the nice breeze from the coast. Acapulco is about 25­ªC to 31ªC, Cancun could be from 23ªC up to 32ªC. Cozumel is also the same but up to 31ªC. Mexico City goes as cool as 13ªC up to only 23ªC.... [ read more ]

San Marcos Festival in Mexico

San Marcos Festival in Mexico

Cockfights, dance, music and horse racing. The San Marcos Festival is particularly celebrated in Aguascalientes with traditional candies. Check out the beautiful San Marcos Garden and its artistic expressions. Grupera, rock and pop music artists gathered on stage with their dance and craft performances. This is one of the largest festival and it usually begins in the mid April until early May at the San Marcos Church and its neoclassical garden. These days, it has expanded even to bullrings,... [ read more ]

After Dia del Trabajo of Mexico

After Dia del Trabajo of Mexico

In the English language, Dia del trabajo is the Labor Day. In Mexico, this is the day when the Mexican workers’ union movements are commemorated. Historically, it was a day to recognize and respect the rights of workers. The spirit of protest to fight for more privileges and comfort was taking quite long til Portfiiro Diaz dictatorship Industrial progress was made. Particularly the miners, farmers and factory workers who open up the labor movement in Mexico. After this national public holi... [ read more ]

Colourful Celebrations of Mexico

Colourful Celebrations of Mexico

The cultural event Guelaguetza or sometimes known as Mondays on the Hill is much celebrated in Oaxaca. Oaxaca is a city in the Centro District in Central Valleys. It is right at the base of Cerro del Fortin, closed to Atoyac River. Guelaguetza is celebrated in an entire month in length. starting from the first two Mondays after 16th July. However, they do not celebrate it if it falls on 18th July. That is because it is the death date for their great leader, Benito Juarez. So during this time... [ read more ]

Mazatlan Carnival

Mazatlan Carnival

The Mazatlan Carnival is from the 16th and 21st of February this year. During this seven day multi-event celebration, there will be live music, entertainment, dance, folklore and colourful costumes. Other than the indigenious traditions, you can find all diverse celebrants of all ages participanting in this delightful event. From what is only a public street celebration more than one hundred years ago, it became more than a seasonal ritual. With scented flour and ashes, the people at the ca... [ read more ]

Holy Week in Mexico

Holy Week in Mexico

Since Mexico is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, the people regard Easter as a very important time of the year. They celebrate Pascua (Easter) and considers it one of the most important religious holiday of the year. Their observances include all the things they do from the Palm Sunday called the Domingo de Ramos in mid April. It only ends on Easter Sunday (Domingo de Gloria).  Holy Thursday is when some communities celebrates this day with a unique tradition, but basically the Holy... [ read more ]

Izamal, the Magical Town

Izamal, the Magical Town

Izamal ©Emilio Segura López/flickr About 72 km to the east of Merida is Mexico's magical town, Izamal. It is called the City of the Three Cultures as three historical periods coexist. They are namely the pre-Hispanic past, the colonial period and the present time. There are pyramids that had witness the Mayas greatness, the charming convent in the silence of the majestic walls. See the forever markings of the Spanish Influence. Many sights to behold: from its buildings to its streets, the ho... [ read more ]