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Fun and festivities in Mexico - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

MR Nuevo Leon Mexico is incredibly rich in holidays, both public and unofficial. It may seem that people are celebrating all year round here. From December 16th to 24th, there is “Las Posadas” holiday combining the traditions of Spanish Catholics and Aztecs. The latter honored the sun god Huītzilōpōchtli these days, while the Catholic holiday marks the nine-day journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. On each of these nights, a little boy and girl dressed like Joseph and Maria ride a donkey through the streets, knocking on the doors with a song but chased away according to the tradition. When children find a hospitable home, a holiday feast is arranged. Fruit punch is very popular during this period.
Mexican cities never sleep. The night here has its own special colors and shades, and nightlife is energetic and incendiary. One of the most popular …
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Christmas is celebrated on the night of December 25th. Huge richly decorated Christmas trees are put up on the main squares of Mexican cities. Mexicans dress their home trees, gather with their families at a festive table, and then go out to celebrate on the streets where fireworks are launched. Everywhere you can see red spurge flowers. December 28 is the Day of the Holy Innocents very similar to April Fools' Day. On this day, you cannot believe a word other people say, and naive "victims" of jokes are usually called "innocent doves".
Mexicans start celebrating New Year on December 31 and continue on January 1. On the morning of December 31, locals clean their homes and sweep dirt out of the door, symbolizing a farewell to all the bad things that happened in the past year. Lentils are hung on the door to attract wealth. With the evening approaching, celebrants turn on the lights in each room of their houses, which symbolizes light beginnings of the coming year. Then all sit down at a table with lit candles put among a variety of dishes. When the clock strikes, it is customary to eat one grape with every stroke. People hoping for a promotion at work should stand on a chair. To attract money, many people put coins in their shoes or lottery tickets in their wallets. Copyright
1. Going to Mexico, one needs to learn some basic phrases ("hello", "please", "thank you", "excuse me", "goodbye" and so on). Even if words are …
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On Epiphany, also known as Three Kings' Day, January 6, locals eat Rosca de Reyes. This is a festive sweet bread baked with a figurine of the Christ child inside. The one who gets this figurine with a piece of bread is considered blessed; now he/she must invite others to dinner. This bread is usually baked at home, but it can also be found in some stores. Constitution Day falls on the first Monday of February, celebrating the adoption of the Constitution in 1917. Parades with marches and orchestras are held all over the country, in large cities buildings are decorated with green and red flags. Many shops are closed on this day.
Hospicio Cabanas Love and Friendship Day is celebrated on February 14. As the name suggests, on February 14, Mexicans pay attention not only to lovers but also friends. To this day, many shops, cafes and other places are decorated in red: with flags, balloons, flowers, hearts. Lots of flowers and chocolate are sold. In the evening, many men come to their ladies' windows with a trio of traditional musicians wearing sombreros and singing love songs with them. The following special days are not public holidays but celebrated by Mexicans: April 30 - Children's Day, May 10 - Mother's Day, May 15 - Teacher's Day, May 23 - Students' Day, the third Sunday of June - Father's Day.
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Halloween is celebrated on October 30. People dress up in ghosts and monsters and enjoy sweets. The world-famous All Saints Day is celebrated on November 1. It is believed that on this day the souls of dead children come to the world of the living, and on November 2, on the equally popular Day of the Dead, adults' souls return to our world. On November 1, Mexicans groom children's graves, decorating them with flowers and candles. At the end of October, sweets and other goods in the shape of skulls, coffins, skeletons and other symbols of death are sold in stores. Sweet painted skulls are especially popular. On November 2, people decorate graves of adults, organize parties with national dishes. In many houses, altars with candles, photographs, and food in memory of the dead are arranged.
 Leaving Puerto Vallarta Music festivals are very popular in Mexico. Corona Capital is an annual rock festival in Mexico City attracting performers from different countries. In 2017, such bands as Green Day and Foo Fighters played at the festival. Hell & Heaven Metal Fest is held every spring or autumn in the capital. Jazz fans should not ignore Riviera Maya Jazz Festival held in Playa del Carmen every November. Those wishing to listen to folk music are recommended Guelaguetza taking place in July in Oaxaca where traditionally dressed people dance, sing, and enjoy Mexican food.
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Biosphere Reserve of Sian Kaan

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in North America”
There is an amazing biosphere reserve in Mexico, which deserves attention of travelers from around the world. Sian Kaan is located in the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. Sian Kaan got the status of the national reserve in 1986. The park will be a real boon for those who love to explore natural attractions. A large part of its territory is covered by tropical forests. It’s also worth noting that the reserve embraces coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea. There’s a part of the barrier reef, so fans of diving will be glad to visit these places.

While walking through the park, travelers will have an opportunity to admire rare mangroves, as well as to see the cane of more than 3 meters height and a lot of other amazing plants. The park is home to over 330 species of birds and 100 … Read all

Eskamoles Ant Eggs in Mexico Restaurants

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Some Mexican national dishes are also able to plunge into shock, including such dish as escamoles, eggs of large black ants. Delicacy has quite an attractive look and is very similar to pine nuts. Escamoles is a very popular addition to taco. The most popular seasoning is the Guacamole sauce. The cost of exotic dishes is quite high, as gathering giant ant eggs is very difficult and even dangerous.

It’s easy to find anthills, as insects prefer to settle in the roots of the agave. Ants lay eggs in early summer. During this period, the delicacy is usually cooked. The main danger is posed by large ants. The length of individuals may reach 10 mm. These insects are poisonous and during the breeding season they are particularly dangerous. Ant stings are painful and can bring a lot of … Read all
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Expo 2020 in Dubai Was Visited by More Than 7 Million Visitors

If you haven’t visited this event yet, there is still time to book a hotel in Dubai because Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31 March 2022. People who are unable to visit the emirate can make a virtual tour on the Expo 2020 website. By the way, the virtual visitation has already reached 31.6 million by the end of December. Read this


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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of Mexico

Playa del Carmen
Traveler practicing yoga will find a perfect place to rest and recreate on the resort as well. The Yoga By the Way health center will be an excellent place for healthy lifestyle followers. The center offers its visitors a great choice of recreational therapies. Some classes are held in the open air. The most renowned park of the resort is considered to be the Xcaret Eco Theme Park which is located on the territory of a scale reservation of the same name. The park is equipped with a variety of … Read more
Mexico City
The popular Rexo club is a large building, on three stores of which you will find large dance floors, a cozy bar and a lounge. In addition to this, the ground of the club is the location of a wonderful restaurant, where you can relax from loud music and enjoy culinary delights made by local chefs. When it comes to music directions, they follow each other literally every day. Cafeina club is decorated in the Brazilian style. This place will be liked by fans of samba and salsa, as well as by … Read more
In addition to beach activities, Cancun offers its guests to attend numerous sports clubs and golf centers. In this city visitors will find playgrounds for children, modern gym, and of course numerous tennis courts. A significant part of night clubs, discos and bars is located near beaches. As a rule, during the daytime such establishments work as usual cafes, and in the evening they prepare special entertainment programs and delicacies for their guests. No description of Cancun is possible … Read more
Puerto Vallarta
Another popular entertainment on the resort is horse riding at local wildlife preservations. The Rancho El Charro riding center offers its visitors astonishing pleasure of horse riding. The center features its own riding school. Tourists opting for health recovery should necessarily visit the Yoga Vallarta complex. The recreation center offers various yoga classes, healing treatments, massage therapies and a perfect swimming pool. Golf players will discover several specialized golf centers. The … Read more
Guadalajara is also home to some really great amusement parks, where both adults and children are welcome to have a good time and enjoy numerous funny and exciting attractions. The most popular parks of the city are Selva Magica, Natural Adventure and Las Botas Extraviadas. Each of these parks is decorated in a unique style and offers its guests to participate in a unique entertainment. Tobolandia and Agua Caliente water parks feature a rich choice of pools and water slides. In order to make … Read more
The most popular city beaches are Caleta and Icacos. They are perfectly suited for family rest. Fans of outdoor activities may fall in love with Tamarindo beach that is surrounded by rich thickets of exotic plants. Puerto Marquez beach is a wonderful choice for recreation and water activities. Despite the fact that the length of the beach is just over a kilometer, its territory is equipped with a large number of playgrounds and sports clubs. There is also a diving school, as well as several … Read more
The zoological park Bioparque Estrella is another interesting spot for nature lovers. Not only is it indescribably beautiful, but it also is a habitat for rare animals. This park is home to a large population of elephants, rare birds, and other exotic creatures. The habitat for animals here is as close as possible to natural, so it's really captivating to observe their behavior. A considerable percentage of visitors to this park are locals and tourists with children. There are several … Read more
A wide choice of facilities is offered to fans of water entertainment - there are several large water parks in the city. Acuatico Baxal Ja is considered one of the best. This water park is outdoor and occupies a vast area. Visitors can enjoy huge pools with colorful slides, spacious sunbathing terraces, as well as many playgrounds for children of any age. Special small pools with fountains are equipped in the water park for small visitors. It will be comfortable to relax here even with … Read more

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