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    Mexico's Leading Lady

    by Sinjoor Written Aug 15, 2015

    A large majority of the considerably devout population of Mexico is catholic and reveres Our Lady of Guadalupe. Her image can be found in most houses and restaurants etc., in all kinds of sizes. As a result the sale of religious artefacts inn relation to this deity is a booming business. December 12th is the day of the festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe. People will gather at churches and cathedrals to express the reverence for the Lady. On this occasions one can also see groups of local dancers, called Matachines, performing native dances.

    Our Lady of Guadalupe
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    17th Century Construction

    by TexasDave Updated Feb 4, 2005

    Throughout the Barrio Antiguo (Old Quarter) most of the construction is of stone w/ mortar. It's interesting to see the way the use of expensive mortar was minimized. Everywhere there was a larger gap small pieces of stratified shale or limestone were stuck in to close the gap. It worked, because 250-300 years later and it is still standing!

    How to make mortar stretch!
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    Mexican Piñatas are used in...

    by arteimagen Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Mexican Piñatas are used in birthdays. Every mexican child had broked with a stick a piñata made of paper or clay, inside the piñata there are a lot of candies ready to be picked up when it crashes, styles and color are in the mind of the creators as stars, donkeys, cars or cartoons caracters.

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