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Christmas in Mexico: Navidad en Mexico, a Mexican holiday resource page

Posadas, Pastorelas And Nacimientos. Few North Americans recognize that the roots of these treasured “Christmas” traditions were active long before the birth of Christ. In fact, most evolved from pagan winter solstice rituals of the Celts, Druids, Scandinavians and indigenous groups, and the much older Jewish Festival of Lights. While the most beloved Mexican Christmas traditions are firmly based on the birth of Christ, the timing of the celebration coincides with Mexico’s ancient worship of the sun. During the nine darkest days of winter, the Aztecs celebrated the God of the Sun, pleading for his return and praising both the Sun and his virgin mother goddess. Index Page

Day of the Dead - A Celebration David McLaughlin

Rituals and traditions can provide a sense of place and timelessness. They offer us the opportunity of feeling connected to wh... read more

The state of Oaxaca, Mexico - resource page Mexconnect Staff

Located in the southern part of Mexico, the state of Oaxaca is bordered to the north by the states of Puebla and Veracruz, to ... read more

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Swimming with whale sharks in Cancun: An underwater safari Pamela Dittmer McKuen

About 25 miles off Cancun's northeastern coast, past Isla Mujeres and far into the Caribbean waters, some of the largest known... read more

Climbing volcanoes in Mexico Richard Ferguson

Climbers from the US and Canada looking for a new experience, and more altitude than they can find in the lower 48 states, can... read more

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A Mexican menu for Cinco de Mayo Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Veronica Gonzalez-Smith

Americans commonly mistake Cinco de Mayo, the day that commemorates the Mexican Victory over the French in Puebla (1862), for ... read more

The food of Easter in Mexico: a seasonal celebration of popular cuisine Karen Hursh Graber

Semana Santa — Holy Week — is the observance of a solemn religious occasion. But the mood in most of Mexico during Easter ... read more

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Mexico this month - December Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of December.... read more

Mexico this month - November Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of November.... read more

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MexConnect - The next twenty years Tony Burton

Mexconnect is the oldest content site about Mexico still going. Now more than 20 years old, with, at last count, 3772 articles... read more

Mexico finds new gold - with 4 wheels Marvin West

Mexico is now the North American leader in car assembly and export. The Mexico auto industry is booming, a stunning developmen... read more

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Christmas in Mexico: Navidad en Mexico, a Mexican holiday resource page Index Page

Posadas, Pastorelas And Nacimientos. Few North Americans recognize that the roots of these treasured “Christmas” tradition... read more

The Peoples of Mexico Index Page

Mexico is a country of colour, diversity, grand differences in geography, climate and perspective. The same is true of her peo... read more

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