International Balloon Festival – León, Mexico

Festival Internacional del Globo, Mexico

Photo by Ariana Ramos, Mexico

The Festival Internacional del Globo or, International Balloon Festival, is held every year in León, Guanajuato in Mexico. It is the biggest hot air balloon event in Latin America and is renowned around the world. Nearly 2 million spectators come from all around the globe to see over 200 hot air balloons float above the city of León, Guanajuato.

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64 Indigenous Dialects In Mexico Are At Risk Of Dying Out

Mexico has 68 Indigenous languages with 364 Indian dialects. However, some Mexican language experts say that 64 of the dialects are at a very high risk of dying out altogether as there are less than 100 speakers of each of these dialects. One reason for the decrease in the number of speakers is down to parents not passing on the language to their children.

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

The 5th of May or Cinco de Mayo is commemorated every year in the  state  of Puebla in Mexico. This day commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia against the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is also celebrated in other parts of Mexico and in the USA in areas where there  is a large Mexican population. [Read more…]

Day of the Dead – Mexico

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, is a holiday on the 1st and 2nd November in Mexico celebrating the souls of friends and family who have died. This holiday is seen as an important heritage of Mexican culture as it is said that this celebration began as far back as the Aztecs.

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Viva Mexico!!

The 16th September marks Mexico’s Independence Day when millions of Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. For almost 300 years, the indigenous peoples of Mexico had suffered from the ruthless dictatorship of the Spaniards.

With parties in many zocalos or main squares around Mexico on the 15th September and then parades on the 16th September, it is truly a large fiesta for the country.

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Indigenous Mexican Language Dying Out As The Only Two Speakers Won’t Speak To Each Other

The only two speakers left in the world who speak Ayapaneco, an indigenous language found in Mexico, refuse to speak to each other, so their language is at risk of dying out earlier than it should technically do.

There are almost 70 indigenous languages in Mexico, which are divided into a further 364 variations. [Read more…]

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2010 – A Special Year For Mexico… Viva Mexico!

Mexican flagEvery year on the 16th September, millions of Mexicans around the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. For almost 300 years, the indigenous peoples of Mexico had suffered from the ruthless dictatorship of the Spaniards.  

This year is a very special year for Mexico as it is the bicentenary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. With parties in many zocalos around Mexico on the 15th September and then parades on the 16th September, it was truly a large fiesta for the country.

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