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A Taste of Mexican Culture In this presentation, you will learn about different Mexican foods and holidays! At the end of the presentation, there is a quiz! So don’t forget to pay attention! I’m Guillermo, and I will be helping you find your way on this adventure through the Mexican culture! Click me to continue!
Click a category to start your journey! Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Dia de los Muertos Dia de los Muertos Navidad Navidad Dia de las Dia de las Reyes Magos Rosca de Reyes Rosca de Reyes Buñuelos Buñuelos Ponche Ponche Enchiladas Enchiladas Click on any of the topics to begin your adventure! Click here to take the Quiz!
Enchiladas The word “enchilada” actually means “in chili.” You may have had an “enchilada” in the US before, they sell them at taco bell… However, the US’s version of an enchilada is quite different than those served in Mexico In Mexico, enchiladas are most commonly stuffed with chicken, however, they can also be made with pork, beef, steak, and other things. Click me to go back to the main menu!
Dia de los Muertos El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed thatthe spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2. Click me for more information!
When celebrating Dia de los Muertos, altars are created in memory of those who are lost. They include ofrendas (offerings) of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempazuchitl (also spelled zempasuchil) and most importantly a photo f the departed soul is placed on the altar. Click me to go back to the main menu!
Cinco de Mayo 1901 poster for Cinco de Mayo: "May 5, 1862 and the siege of Puebla." Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May” It is celebrated in the state of Prueba to celebrate Mexico’s unlikely win in the battle in Prueba. Some think that this is Mexico’s version of independence day, but Mexican’s independence day is actually celebrated on September 16. Click me to go back to the main menu!
Navidad Christmas festivities begin with Las Posadas, nine consecutive days of candelight processions and lively parties starting December 16. Pastorelas (Shepherds Plays) are staged throughout the holiday season by both amateur and professional groups. These traditional, often improvised, theatrical presentations date back to Mexico's Colonial period when Roman Catholic missionaries wooed converts and taught doctrine through dramatizations of Biblical stories. Click me to go back to the main menu!
Dia de las Reyes Magos The annual celebrations surrounding the arrival of the Three Kings begins on the evening of January 5 for the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Parade), and continues on January 6 with the celebration of the Epiphany. This celebration itself originates from the New Testament story in which the kings Melchor, Gaspar, and Balthasar travel by night to bring gifts to Jesus. In 1885, the Spanish government called for a parade to mark the holiday Click me to go back to the main menu!
Rosca de Reyes Rosca de Reyes is the traditional sweet bread that Mexicans eat with hot chocolate that morning after opening presents on the morning of Dia de los Reyes Magos Click me to go back to the main menu!
Buñuelos Buñuelos, like many other Mexican foods, are made differently in different part of the country, and, sometimes, are called by different names. It is pretty much like a fried bread or fried cake depending on the region. Click me to go back to the main menu!
Ponche Mexican Christmas Punch, Ponche Navideno (or Ponche de Navidad), is a hot punch served with or without alcohol during the holiday season and most generally during Las Posadas. What fruit is used to make ponche varies from cook to cook and kitchen to kitchen. Everyone has their own recipe. Click me to go back to the main menu!
Hay una prueba… Which IS an offering during Dia de los Muertos? A: Refried beansRefried beans B: Candy skullsCandy skulls C: Gummy liverGummy liver D: Tacos and applesTacos and apples
Refried Beans….? No, I’m sorry, typically refried beans are not used as an offering to passed on love ones, although they are delicious… Don’t worry though, just keep trying! You’ll get it. Click me to go back to the quiz!
Candy Skulls SI!! Candy skulls were used as an offering for lost loved ones in the celebration of Dia de los Muertos! Click me to go the last page!
Gummy liver… Gummy liver (thankfully) is not used as an offering during this celebration… That would be gross. Try again! + = Click me to go back to the quiz!
Tacos and apples? No, I am sorry, tacos and apples were not a common offering to deceased one… However, both of these are delicious… Try again! Click me to go back to the quiz!
Great Job! You did a fantastic job on your virtual field trip to Mexico! Click me to go back to the main menu!