Celebraciones Mexicanas by Andrea Lawson Gray and Adriana Almazan Lahl
- Mexican Celebrations cover a wide spectrum. There are more than 5,000 fiestas in the Mexican Republic in a calendar year. Some have religious significance, others are specific to civic character,and there are some celebrations that social status connotations.
These events are colorful and reflect the mestizaje (mix) of diverse cultures. Mexican celebrations embrace the cultures of the Spanish, Lebanese, and French, to name a few.
From joy and laughter, to pain and contrition, every festival shows its different tones from beatitude and jubilation to solemnity and earnestness. Some celebrations can show frenzy and hilarity as Mexicans are a joyous people. However they don't hesitate to pay tribute and respect to their protectors, their loved ones, and their heroes.
In this book you will discover the indigenous roots, historical facts, the influence of foreign traditions and their evolution to current times, and the recipes and menus akin to each celebration.