Category Archives: History

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From: The Community of the Franciscans of the Renewal (based on the original account) December 9th, 1531, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Juan Diego, a recent convert to the Catholic faith, was walking to attend the early morning Mass … Continue reading

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Maya Museum in Cancun

by Carlos Quintana After years of haggling for the resources to have a new  museum, with an investment of nearly 200 million pesos (+- 15,400 K.Dlls US) and almost six years in the making the Mayan Museum in Cancun was … Continue reading

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History and Symbolism of México’s Flag

Día de la Bandera (“Flag Day”) is a national holiday in Mexico. Flag Day is celebrated every year on February 24 since its implementation in 1937. It was established by the President of Mexico, General Lázaro Cárdenas, before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821.
When the Pledge is recited, it is customary to salute the flag with the raised arm Bellamy Salute while speaking. When the flag is being paraded, the arm is held across the chest, palm parallel to the ground. (from: Wikipedia) Continue reading

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Conchero’s sanctuaries and pilgrimages

Yolotl González Torres INAH, Mexico Pilgrimages in Mexico are very common ritual practices which generally take place in Catholic sanctuaries with a strong pre-Hispanic syncretism as we shall explain later. According to written texts by the chroniclers there were many … Continue reading

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San Juan de Ulua

From Wikipedia: San Juan de Ulúa, also known as Castle of San Juan de Ulúa is a large complex of fortresses, prisons and one former palace on an island overlooking the seaport of Veracruz, Mexico. History It was built in … Continue reading

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Restoration of San Juan de Ulua

The 9th Encounter for Revitalization of Historical Centers was inaugurated with the presence of Pedro Martinez Avial, representative of the Spanish Embassy in Mexico; Paloma Ibanez Villalobos, dean of Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Campus Azcapotzalco, Fernando Peon Escalante, general director of Fomento Social Banamex, and Salvador Aceves, advisor for the INAH General Direction Continue reading

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