MexConnect

El Grito - September 15 or 16?

A streetside stand selling flags and toys with patriotic themes in a Guadalajara suburb. They can be seen from mid August up to Mexico's Independence Day, September 16.
© Daniel Wheeler, 2009
On the night of September 15, 1910, the special envoys stood on the illuminated balconies of the National Palace and watched the fiesta of all fiestas on the Mexcian civil calendar: the grito de independencia, the "cry of independence." But wait. Isn't Mexico's Independence Day on September 16th?

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

La Virgen de Guadalupe - Mother of all Mexico Judy King

Strolling through street markets, browsing the tourist stalls, visitors to all parts of Mexico see mountains of goods featurin... read more

Show all articles

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

Show all articles

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

Show all articles

El Grito - September 15 or 16?

On the night of September 15, 1910, the special envoys stood on the illuminated balconies of the National Palace and watched t... read more

Miguel Hidalgo: the Father who fathered a country (1753–1811) Jim Tuck

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla had the unique distinction of being a father in three senses of the word: a priestly father in the R... read more

Show all articles

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

Show all articles

May in Mexico: Fiestas galore Carol Wheeler

In Mexico, May seems much shorter than it does north of the border. There are so many holidays that the country seems to call ... read more

The Masks Of Mexico (Part 2) Rita Pomade

The coming of the Spaniards in 1519 drastically altered the political and religious life of pre-Hispanic America. Cortes, with... read more

Show all articles

All Tags