Happy New Year San Miguel de Allende!

San Miguel de Allende is one of the most charming cities in the state of Guanajuato. Thousands of people, having learned about its many attractive and suggestive surroundings, have already made San Miguel de Allende their favorite destination to spend the Christmas holiday season and to welcome the New Year. Among other recommended places to celebrate More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Mexican Ponche, a traditional beverage with high contents of vitamin A,B and C

Mexican Ponche, or punch, is a hot beverage made up by simmering several fruits along with water, piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar), and cinnamon, however, ingredients vary depending on the region. Nevertheless, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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In many parts of Mexico, tamales are a basic part of the holiday’s menu

According to the National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), Candlemas (February 2nd), is the official end of the holiday period in Mexico and the perfect time to enjoy tamales. One of Mexico’s More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Day of the Innocents – Joke’s on you!

December 28th commemorates the day Herod sent out his troops to slaughter all male children under two years old in hopes of catching and killing the newborn King the Magi told him had been born in Bethlehem. More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 27th, 2019
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700 stands destroyed and 2 dead over La Merced Mexico City market fire

Two people are dead and over 700 stands completely destroyed after a fire tore through Mexico City’s La Merced market on Christmas Eve. The La Merced Market is a traditional public market located in the eastern More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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Bringing in the New Year San Miguel Style

Bring in the new year enjoying San Miguel’s unique mixing of the indigenous and Spanish roots in today’s holiday celebrations on December 31st at 9:30am.  Led by Joseph Toone, author of the best-selling book More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Feliz Navidad (Christmas in Mexico)

In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th (Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) to January 6th (Day of the Three Kings). From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the ‘Posada’ More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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SMA your favorite “away from home” Christmas holiday destination

Don’t we all have our favorite “away from home” Christmas and holiday stories? Here are some precious memories of mine in Mexico, plus a few enticing travel ideas for your holiday season. No, it’s not too More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, December 23rd, 2019
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Fight or flee

So I’ve been reading Sr. Wendy books on art lately and came across a cool painting of Joseph and Mary’s trip into Egypt to escape King Herod’s murderous rampage of all the boys under two.  More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, December 21st, 2019
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The Flower of Christmas Eve

The Aztecs used the poinsettia (what they called Cuetlaxochitl)  to produce reddish purple dye and as medicine to reduce fevers.  Their origins were from a tribe called Chontales that More...