‘A la bio, a la bao, a la bim bom ba!’, more than a celebration chant, is a testament to the Afro-descendant history in Mexico. From its origins in New Spain to its contemporary resonance, it represents the country’s cultural diversity.
Mexico, a land where vibrant colors weave into the fabric of an ancient past. Here, every alley has a tale to tell, and every smile is a window into a rich cultural heritage. From the towering Mayan pyramids reaching for the azure sky to the warm beaches kissing the Pacific, Mexico is an endless dance between the modern and the timeless, a place where the spirits of the ancients still whisper in the breeze.
Have you ever noticed those captivating red Daruma dolls in Asian restaurants in Mexico City or in various corners of Japan? In this note, we will reveal the secrets behind these enigmatic dolls that captivate attention.
Due to the importance of this holiday, the Day of the Dead is one of the most significant celebrations in Mexican culture. It is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1 and 2 and one of the most popular customs is to make an offering in their honor.
The Day of the Dead celebration is mainly a Catholic holiday, says Elsa Malvido, researcher and professor at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), because it is based on the syncretism of pre-Hispanics and Spaniards.
The table was made by the Maya during the period of colonial evangelization with branches of the X’colonché plant and the four forks were made from the wood of the kivis tree (they did not use nails, as they thought that the deceased would be hurt and would not want to approach the table if it had nails or wires).
From the depths of Mexican history, the Etzalcualiztli Ritual emerges, a vibrant celebration of the connection between ancient Mexicans and natural cycles. Celebrated during the summer solstice, this ritual provides a unique glimpse of the deep respect and gratitude that ancient Mexicans felt for the rain gods and the gifts of rain.
The sighting of a mysterious object in Popocatépetl has captured both public and media attention. Through careful investigation, experts are seeking to determine the nature of this phenomenon, amidst scientific theories and speculations.