Mexico today is a unique cultural mix of
ancient pagan influences, such as the Maya, Aztec and Zapotec, and the
Catholic missionary efforts by the Spaniards.
El Grito de Dolores
Independence Day-The 16th of September, or Mexican Independence Day is
the culmination of Fiestas Patrias, a festival celebrating Mexico's
independence from Spain, and one of the biggest parties of the entire
year!Mexico´s Independence Day is a festive occasion celebrated with
special food, fireworks and the wearing of costumes. Each year on the
night of September 15 at around eleven in the evening, the President of
Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace in Mexico City
Los Dias de los Muertos - Day of the Dead
first begins the Dia de los Muertos (also known as "Day of the
Dead").The Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, a festival celebrating
the reunion of dead relatives with their families, November 1st and 2nd-
traditional Mexico holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every
year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All
Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). Los Dias de los
Muertos is not a sad time, but instead a time of remembering and
Cinco de Mayo Holiday in Mexico
Cinco de Mayo
or the Fifth of May is a day that will be celebrated all over the world.
Mexico celebrates 5 de mayo (May 5th) as a symbol of unity and
patriotism. Many people assume that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of
Mexico's independence. However, the Mexican Independence Day Holiday is
on September 16th.
One of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas takes place in the southern corner of Mexico
was the term used to describe the ceremony and celebration held each
year to propitiate the gods in return for sufficient rain and a
bountiful harvest.This offering of life's gifts took place midway
through the rainy season, when it was essential that the rains continue
moderately and without excess to bring forth the best crops.
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