Candlemas Day

Candlemas Day

Marking the end of the festive season, 40 days after Christmas, Candlemas Day (Candelaria) is a nationwide traditional celebration, partly a Catholic tradition and partly a pre-Hispanic ritual. The day is primarily a family celebration and a time of reunions and religious worship; often...  see full details

Independence Day fireworks

Independence Day

Mexicans celebrate the anniversary of their independence from Spain with great gusto, particularly in Mexico City where the Zocalo (main plaza) fills with throngs of people from early morning the day before the event, as spectators await the appearance of the president on the...  see full details

Wax figurines

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican custom with Aztec roots, which honours the departed with traditions closely resembling Halloween celebrations to the north. The main function of the holiday is to celebrate the memory of the dead with prayers, parties, and...  see full details

Kukulkan at its finest during the March Equinox

Spring Equinox

Equinoccio de la Primavera, the Spring Equinox, draws thousands of people from around the world to witness the shadow that seems to crawl down the El Castillo pyramid in the Chichén Itzá temple complex.

The shadow represents the snake god, Kukulkan and takes...  see full details

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

Migration of the Monarch Butterflies

In Autumn each year the Monarch butterflies gather in southern Canada and begin a journey across North America to Mexico. The insects that begin the journey in Canada will never see Mexico, but their great-great-grandchildren will eventually make it to the small town of...  see full details

Cinco de Mayo celebrations

Cinco de Mayo

On every Fifth of May (Cinco de Mayo) in the state of Puebla, the famous Battle of Puebla is commemorated with traditional music, dancing and general festivities. The battle saw a far outnumbered Mexican army defeat a large and better equipped French army...  see full details


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