Mexican Celebrations


dancersNational holidays include: New Years, Day, Constitution Day, Flag Day, Benito Juárez’s Birthday, Día de los Niños Heroes, Grito de Dolores, Independence Day, Las Posadas, Navidad (Christmas).

Cinco de Mayo is not an official holiday except in the State of Puebla where the big battle took place.

Holidays that are celebrated, though not official holidays, include: Day of the Holy Kings, Children’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher’s Day, All Saint’s Day, All Soul Day, Dia de los Inocentes.

Use the navigation area on the left to find articles about the holidays, crafts, recipe and more.

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Tortilla Chips

corn tortillas salt vegetable oil for frying Heat the oil in a large skillet or a wok for frying. Cut the tortillas into pie wedges. Fry the tortillas in hot oil until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels. Salt to taste and serve with guacamole and salsa. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

Salsa Cruda

4 tomatoes, diced 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 ounce can diced green chilies 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped Combine all the ingredients, refrigerate until ready to use. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet


2 large ripe avocados juice of 1 lemon or lime 2-3 tablespoons salsa dash of hot sauce salt & pepper to taste Cut the avocado lengthwise down to the seed and pull the two halves apart. Remove the seed. Scoop out the avocado meat. Mash with lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients, use right away. Be [...]


12 corn or flour tortillas 1 large can red or green enchilada sauce 1-1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken 1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese ot to taste chopped cilantro to taste sliced black olives sour cream Heat enchilada sauce. Dip a tortillas into sauce, coat both sides. Place in a casserole dish. Spread on some chicken, [...]

Tossed Salad with Papaya

by Elaine Sweet 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon each salt & pepper 1 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and chopped 1 large Mexican papaya, peeled and chopped To make dressing, combine lime juice, cumin and garlic in blender. Add oil and salt [...]


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