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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…

cinco de mayo

The truth behind Cinco de Mayo

“Despite Latinos’ best efforts to explain the true story behind Cinco de Mayo, it seems nothing will stop fraternities and the general American public from turning the holiday into an excuse to get turnt up. But we refuse to surrender!” — Carolina Moreno Since I moved to the USA back in 2013 I realized that 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…

Mexican Menudo

Mexican dishes that Jon doesn’t want to try.

“I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopath.” ― Jim Gaffigan, Food: A Love Story Now that we live in Omaha, NE, my chances to find more authentic Mexican dishes has increased a lot. And as a good Mexican, I’ve been trying to teach to my gringo the deliciousness of my culture and…

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…