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    Day of the Dead - how my family celebrate it

    Day of the Dead - how my family celebrate it

    Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico from 31 October to 2 November. It is a time for family and friends to gather together and pray for loved ones who have died. In the Yucatan region, where our family is from, it is firmly believed that the souls of our departed are given permission to come back every year to visit the living during Day of the Dead. Preparation We prepare…

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    Perfect Stocking Fillers For All The Family – To Avoid ‘Gift Face’ This Christmas

    If you’re super organised, you’ll have started your Christmas gift planning already. The turkey or goose will be ordered, Ocado delivery booked and the main presents for your family lined up, ready for wrapping. If that’s you, we salute you! But, even if you’re in that 10 (five?) per cent, chances are you’re still looking around for the perfect smaller presents for stockings or table gifts. As with the main presents, you’ll want gifts that…

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    It’s the ‘Year of Mexico in the UK’ – Here’s everything you need to know

    It’s the ‘Year of Mexico in the UK’ – Here’s everything you need to know

    Ok, so it’s nearly October and there are only three months left to celebrate, but 2015 is ‘The Year of Mexico in the UK’. Well, actually, it’s ‘The Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico’, to give the initiative it’s full title. But what does that mean exactly? In short, the UK and Mexican governments have teamed to promote trade and cultural links between the two countries. The whole thing is…

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    Wahaca celebrates Day of the Dead in style

    Wahaca celebrates Day of the Dead in style

    If you’re enjoying our Day of the Dead celebrations at Casita Bonita in Ware, you might want to head to London’s Tobacco Dock next weekend for Wahaca’s Mexican themed festival. If you’re not aware of Wahaca and its founder, in 2005, Thomasina ‘Tommi’ Miers won BBC’s MasterChef competition, impressing the judges on the show with her bold, eccentric cooking style and influences from time spent in Mexico. Since then she’s gone on to make two…

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    Mexican Independence Day (not cinco de mayo)

    Mexican Independence Day (not cinco de mayo)

    16 September, 1810 holds a very special place in a Mexican’s heart. On this day in the small town of Dolores the “Grito de Dolores” (translated as “Cry of Dolores”) was given, marking the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence, a war that would rage fiercely for the next 11 years. In the year 1500, Spain conquered Mexico and named it New Spain, forcing many of the native Mexicans into slavery. 300 years later…

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