‘Holiday’ News

5 Traditional Mexican Christmas Foods To Enjoy This Holiday Season

By Donneley McCann  Christmas is a very joyful, colorful time in Mexico not the least of which is the smell and taste of the customary food and drink.  Here are a mere 5 suggestions foryou to try over the holidays that will add the flavors...

6 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit in La Paz

Christmas is one of those holidays that just seems to be filled with cheer and wonder. Luckily, the season is now upon us! We have listed below a few things you can do to celebrate the holidays here in La Paz, filling the month of...

Expats Holiday Traditions in La Paz

By Susan Fogel Young or old, the year-end holidays have a way of taking over our lives. Memories of Christmas past. The retelling of the miracle oil that lasted for eight days warms our hearts. The images of a perfect Martha Stewart-like holiday assault us....

Dia de Los Muertos… The Mexican Day of the Dead

By Linda Neil Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and other Hispanic countries, has considerable religious significance and predates the conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortez. The festive period begins on the night of October 31 and continues through All...

What is Semana Santa?

By Melissa A. Bartell Semana Santa. The first time you hear the phrase, there’s a sense of mystery. What exactly is this celebration? Isn’t it just the Mexican version of Easter? Well, yes and no. It’s more accurate to describe Semana Santa as the week...

Christmas in La Paz – From House Guest to Homecoming

By Melissa A. Bartell The first Christmas I spent in La Paz was only a few months after my parents moved here, and I came toting a box nearly as tall as I am. The bottom third was filled with Ghirardelli chocolate chips, Celestial Seasonings...

Noche Buena – Three Very Different Meanings

By Susan Fogel If you have lived in or visited Mexico regularly at the holidays, then you have heard or seen the words Noche Buena. Did you know that these two words, that literally translated, mean The Good Night, have three very different usages. Most...

La Paz’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival

TBC La Paz’s Annual Day of the Dead Festival will take place on Wednesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 2nd at the Teatro de la Ciudad. The Teatro is located on Navarro between Altamirano and Heroes de Independencia. The Festival starts at 6:00 pm or...

Get Ready for May Days In Mexico

TBC May is one of the busier holiday months of the year in Mexico, with a mountain of special days to consider if you either work or study here. Please take into account these dates before making any major plans. Labor Day falls this year...

It is Semana Santa in Mexico

It is Semana Santa in Mexico, which means it’s vacation time! Semana Santa is a big deal in Mexico and a tradition that cannot be ignored or go unnoticed. During the days leading up to Easter Sunday, downtown will be cleared out, beaches will start...