Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

When my niece in Mexico turned 6 years old, we had a big party. She invited many of her school friends, and in Mexico, when we invite someone to a party we invite the friend’s whole family. My niece chose the movie Brave as the theme for her party. We decorated with...
Holy Week

Holy Week

Today I want to tell you how most Mexican children celebrate Holy Week. In particular, I will tell you about a town called Ixtlan del Rio Nayarit. Frida Elizabeth is my ambassador today. She is a 10-year-old girl living in the village. She tells me that in Mexico, the...
Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

In Mexico, January 6 is highly anticipated by everyone, because it marks El DТa de los Reyes, or Three Kings Day. This day celebrates the day when the wise men visited the baby Jesus. Children receive gifts as a reminder that the wise men presented gifts to the baby...
Posadas

Posadas

The month of December is highly anticipated by Mexicans, because we celebrate the arrival of Christmas with traditional posadas. The week leading up to Christmas, we neighbors organize ourselves for the celebration. Every afternoon we gather at a certain place in...
The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

November is a very special month, because it is when we celebrate loved ones who have died: November 1 to celebrate the Holy Innocents (the children who have died), and November 2 to celebrate the adults who have gone on, as well. In the morning, we visit the cemetery...
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