In Mexico, Christmas is not merely a one day event. For almost a month the entire nation is filled with festivities, songs, laughter, good food, and many “Feliz Navidad’s” (Merry Christmas in Spanish). In fact, from December 12th to January 6th Mexico’s various celebrations, ceremonies, and traditions are kept.
Well, fall is officially here. We may have spent the last month pretending it was summer, but the recent return of chilly weather has made the new season official. Fall brings a large gambit of fun for those in America: from jumping in leaves to Halloween to slicing open a turkey on Thanksgiving. But for our neighbors on our southern border, fall means something entirely different. For many Mexicans, autumn means Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
These are traditional wedding Mexican wedding cookies or sugar cookies. They get the name from the Spanish word for dust, because they are lightly dusted with sugar. A staple at many Mexican weddings is a table piled high with Polvorones de Canele, but they never last long! A Mexican wedding is a huge celebration and good food is one of the central attractions.
The origin of Mexican hot chocolate can be traced back to the Aztecs and Mayans, dating as far back as 1900 B.C.E. [Read more…]
Mexican art and decor is full of rich history.