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Day of the Death (in Spanish Día de Muertos)

Día de Muertos is one of the most important yearly celebrations in the Mexico, and is celebrated throughout the country.
Día de Muertos is about remember and honor our deceased loved ones.

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picture by Christine Zenino

Día de Muertos consist in building private Altars in homes, schools, communities and Visit cemeteries to remember the love ones and bring back their spirit.
Families gathering together for a main reason which is gather with family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

Altars also called ofrendas are made to honor the deceased placing flowers, skulls, candles, foods, beverages, photos and memorabilia of the departed.

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Let me show you my beautiful country, México

No olvidemos lo bonito de México. No olvidemos que entre tanta impunidad y desgracia que pasa en nuestro país – en mi país, también hay cosas bellas e increíbles del cual nos debemos sentir orgullosos como Mexicanos.
Déjame mostrarte algo de lo mejor de México.

Do not forget the beauty of México, do not forget that among such impunity and unfortunately that happens in our country – in my country, there are also beautiful and amazing things of which we should be proud as Mexican.
Let me show you some of the best in México.

#Mexico #Mexicolindoyquerido #Mexicanproud

Video taken from: http://vivamexico.aiesec.org.mx/

¡Viva Mexico!

Oaxaca and Montreal | 8 Under the Radar Foodie Cities

I couldn’t be happier when I saw this article from huffingtonpost blog Oaxaca, Mexico and Montreal, Quebec are on the 8 under the radas foodie cities list.

Oaxaca (English /wəˈhɑːkə/ wə-hah-kəSpanish: [waˈxaka]) is one of my favourite spots in Mexico and Montreal is the city where I currently live.

Oaxaca, is a charming city full of colours, traditions, with a rustic and contemporary feeling, while the food is crazy traditional with a strong character, very suitable for every paladar, you will love it.
Curious about mezcal? Well let me tell you Oaxaca is the mezcal Meca, you will find a very extensive variety of Mezcal and I am sure you will enjoy it. So If you have the change to go to Mexico and want check the “Real México” check out Oaxaca.

On the other side Montreal, my home for now. Here we have an enormous amount of diversity, people from all over the world, a multicultural city where you can taste and experience awesome food from everywhere, and some extraordinary crazy infusions. The french city of Montreal has a lot to offer, not just food wise, the vibe in the city is unique, come and enjoy montreal with an aromatic coffee and a buttery croissant or a classic Montreal bagel with smoked salmon
*ps:  Don’t forget try one of the most popular dish in Quebec the “traditional Poutine”

Link here: 8 Under-the-Radar Foodie Cities | U.S. News Travel.


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VIVA MEXICO! VIVA MEXICAN FOOD!

Today, September 16th is the Mexican Independence day.
And September 15th is Known by Mexicans as “El grito” which means “the shout”.

Why “El Grito”?

Miguel Hildalgo y Costilla, was one of the promoters of the independence of Mexico. Who was the priest of a Catholic church in the town of Dolores. The September 15, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo gave the bells as a call to the start of the independence of Mexico from Spain.
On September 16 Miguel Hidalgo gave a speech Known as “Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores”, where he told and encourage the population to fight for Independence of Mexico by shouting “Viva Mexico”, “long live Mexico”, and “Viva la Independencia “,” long live independence “.

How Mexicans celebrate Independence day?

The celebration is during the month of September, “the month of the Fatherland.” Schools organize festivals, the Streets are adorned with Mexican flags, red, white and green lights, representing the colours of the Mexican flag.

September 15th Mexicans celebrate by eating traditional Mexican dishes “Antojitos” (little cravings), dancing to our traditional music, delighting a good tequila, wearing traditional costumes, whistles and horns are a must. Mexicans gather in the main squares waiting to give “El grito” at 12 pm.  (In These days, some cities have some kind of show or concert before or after giving El grito)

September 16th is a patriotic holiday in Mexico, schools and business are close, so Mexican families gather to keep celebrating with Traditional Mexican food, traditional drinks, playing Mariachi, enjoying and celebrating being Mexican. Because as I like to say, being Mexican is not just a nationality is a lifestyle! 

Viva Mexico!!
Viva Mexican Food!!

Have a fantastic day and let’s celebrate be Mexicans with a lot of Mexican Food

Mexican Flag (Mexico City)
Mexican Flag (Mexico City)

Curious about how Food Markets are in México?

Curious about how Food Markets are in México?
Check out this video from Fotógrafo Viajero “Mercado de San Juan, México DF”
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