Christmas in Mexico

Poster Christmas (Navidad) is a joyous holiday in Mexico celebrated from December 12 to January 6 (Puente Guadalupe-Reyes). CalendarDec 8 Juquila – Virgen de la Concepción, San Juanito ChurchDec 12 Virgen de GuadalupeDec 18 Virgen de la SoledadDec 23 Radish Night o Noche de Rábanos en el Zócalo (Oaxaca)Dec 25 NavidadJan 6 Mexico celebrates Epiphany …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Cascarita So many Tlálocs! = Tantos Tláloc It is easy to see the sharp contrast between the greenery of Chapultepec Park and the surrounding gray megalopolis. This is one of the most impressive city parks in the world. Questions What would locals like others know about Chapultepec Park? Given this year’s commemoration of #Mexico500-focused …

Querétaro

Photo: Angélica Portales, Stone Dog (Some rights reserved) Querétaro is located in North-Central Mexico, in a region known as Bajío. It is bordered by the states of San Luis Potosí to the north, Guanajuato to the west, Hidalgo to the east, Estado de México to the southeast, and Michoacán to the southwest. The state capital …

Náhuatl

Poster Náhuatl is a language of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Varieties of Náhuatl are spoken today by an estimated 1.5 million Nahua peoples, most of whom live in central Mexico. Also spelled: Nawatl Hashtags: #LenguaNáhuatl HeadlinesIn Milpa Alta, people still speak the Aztec language – BBC7 Common Nawatl Words Used By Chicanos and ChicanasNahuatl, Nauatl, …

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla (Some rights reserved) Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest) and the Tropical Humid …

Palenque

Photo: Michael Swiggart, Green (Some rights reserved) Palenque was one of the most powerful of the late-classic cities in the Maya World. Today, the site and nearby town are popular with national and international visitors. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/3H7oGWoUHUzBhLy97 Located in the southern state of Chiapas, the park is quite spectacular when you realize that in addition …

Teotihuacán

Photo: Jose Antonio Gelado, Pyramids (Some rights reserved) Teotihuacán (elevation: 2,300 meters or 7,500 feet) boasts the third-largest pyramid in the world, and the remains of an ancient city. Its original name is not known. The archaeological site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometers and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site …

Otomí

Indigenous Peoples The Otomí are an Indigenous people of Mexico inhabiting the central Mexican Plateau (Altiplano) region. Upcoming Webinar11 noviembre – Seminario Historia, Cultura y Patrimonio de la Región Lacustre del Alto Lerma de la DEAS-INAH “Cosmopolítica y Territorios en el Mundo Otomí” Presenta: Carlos Arturo Hernández Dávila Transmisión en vivo por: https://youtu.be/mwYZCD9oSSk Elsewhere on …

Veracruz Links

Veracruz Flag What would locals like others know about Veracruz, Mexico? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesA farm in Mexico is growing a solution to climate changeadan-vez-lira-el-ambientalista-que-se-opuso-a-las-minas-y-promovio-el-turismo-ecologico-en-veracruz [email protected]@[email protected] Tourism Portalsveracruz.mx – @VeracruzTurismo – @SECTUR_Veracruz [email protected] Soccerclubtiburonesrojos.mx FoodHuachinango_a_la_Veracruzana – Wikipedia Ciudad Mendozamendoza.gob.mx CoatepecWikipedia San Andrés Tuxtla TecolutlaJust like Bogie and BacallWikipedia Photos Cofre …

Mezcal Links

Photo: Agaves in Oaxaca Links related to mezcal presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines If You Sell ‘Oaxaca in a Bottle,’ What Happens to Oaxaca? – The New York TimesLe apuestan al Istmo para producir mezcal – El UniversalEl terruño en el mezcal, un aspecto determinante en el aroma y sabor de diversas bebidasStudy reveals …