Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2023 Easter Sunday will be April 9. TranslatiingHoly Week = Semana SantaEaster Week = Semana de Pascua HeadlinesEspera Oaxaca a 122 mil turistas para la Semana Santa: Sectur – Noticias Calendar Lent (Cuaresma) represents the 40 days Christ spent in …

Easter

Photo: Boris’ Altar, Viernes de Dolores (Some rights reserved) Easter = the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern hemisphere spring equinox. In …

Viernes de Dolores = Friday of Sorrows

Photo: Altar prepared by Boris, Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Reflecting this week on the beautiful, should-be-better-known springtime altars. Kudos to our friend and old neighbor Boris. = Reflexionando esta semana sobre los hermosos altares de primavera que deberían ser más conocidos. Felicitaciones a nuestro amigo y vecino Boris. Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) is …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church (Some rights reserved) Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, …

Easter Egg

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Easter egg = Hidden content intentionally inserted (TV show, movie, gaming) Old School and literal definition: Egg decorated for Easter Recommended ListeningFast Food Fact: Origin of the Easter egg HeadlinesSmall Measures: Naturally Dyed EggsThe first ‘Easter eggs’ were an act of corporate rebellion Planeta.com