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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…

How to write a Calaverita poem

A Calaverita Poem (better known just as Calaveritas) is a Mexican tradition of writing a satirical poem about friends, family and pretty much anyone in a verse to make fun of them and the death. This tradition is part of the Day of the Dead celebration and can be added as part of the ofrenda.…

Mexican folklore: The Day of the Dead

“We are mortal because we are made out of time and history. But there are instant exits through the culture that are a poetic act, which dissolves time, to escape from history and death. – Octavio Paz.” The Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead has recently become more popular after a couple movies…