Holidays

Days of the Dead

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Today, Mr. M and I walked to a farmers’ market held in the garden area of a large nearby hotel. We don’t usually attend this particular market because it mainly specializes in Baja grown wines from the Guadalupe valley. The wines are well known and apparently wonderful, but Mr. M and I don’t drink wine so it is lost on us.

The reason we went today is because they were sponsoring a free Dias de Los Muertos, or Days of the Dead, celebration, including Read the rest of this entry »

Independence Day!

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Today is Mexico’s Independence Day, a grand fiesta and National holiday. We were quite surprised when our trash was picked up this morning, our regular pick up day. I thought they would take the day off. Great work ethic! This is a huge holiday here and I wrote about it previously here.

To celebrate this holiday, which actually started last night, I made a traditional Mexican fiesta dish: pozoleRead the rest of this entry »

If Its St.Patrick’s Day…

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If it is St. Patrick’s Day and I am living in Mexico, how do I celebrate? Since my grandparents emigrated from Ireland to the US,  I really am of Irish descent. Today, we celebrated our Irish-Mexican relationship with green tamales!

Green chicken tamal
Green chicken tamal

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Today is a Holiday

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Today is an Official Holiday here in Mexico. It is the day set aside this year to celebrate the birthday of Benito Juarez. He was actually born on March 21st, 1806, the child of Zapoteco Indians. He is very revered political leader. Read the rest of this entry »