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Mother’s Day in Mexico

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays in Mexico. I would say in my opinion, is the second most important celebration, being Christmas the biggest one. For Mexicans, the celebration of this day could be a…

Jesus on the cross

Easter in Mexico

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”– Janine di Giovanni In Mexico, Easter is one of the most important weeks of the year for the whole country. First of all, the kids from all ages until 9th grade get to enjoy two weeks off school. Second of all, some…

Churubusco Battle

The Irish battalion that fought for Mexico.

The Mexican-American war was a conflict between the US and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. The Saint Patrick’s battalion was a unit of mostly Irish immigrants who left the United States Army to fight for Mexico during this war. John O’riley and The St. Patrick’s Battalion The Saint Patrick’s Battalion was integrated by 175 Catholic…

Is the word Gringo offensive??

As Mexicans, we tend to give nicknames to everyone and to pretty much anything. It’s part of our culture and our way of having fun. But since I moved to the USA, I’ve noticed that some people will get offended by that word and I want to try to explain its roots since I think…