Cinco de Mayo Party Tips and Food Ideas

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Cinco de Mayo is just a bit more than a week away. If you’re planning on celebrating by having some friends over, read below for some ideas about what to do and what to eat during your fiesta. Consider decorating your party space with red, white and green (the colors of Mexico’s flag). String crepe paper chains in these colors …

How the Taco Became an American Staple

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Tacos are as ubiquitous around the United States as, well, Taco Bell. (We won’t go here about whether or not a Taco Bell taco is a real taco: that is a discussion we will not join….) According to Jeffrey M. Pilcher, a University of Minnesota professor of history who has studied the history and politics of Mexican food, the taco’s …

Easter Traditions in Mexico

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Pascua is what Mexico residents call Easter and some would argue that it’s a more important religious holiday in Mexico than is Christmas. Mexicans celebrate Easter with a combination of Christian and native indigenous traditions and rituals, mirroring the country’s Spanish and indigenous history. Christian missionaries – during the time when Mexico was a Spanish colony – allowed indigenous peoples …

Mexican Easter Foods

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For anyone looking to experience some authentic Mexican culture, food is always a good place to start. There are many traditional foods eaten in Mexico, especially around the holidays. Here are some of the Easter traditions shared in Mexico. Cheese made of milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg is a common snack during the Easter season. It is formed into …