On January 7, El Dia de los Reyes Magos, we had a little get-together at our place to partake the Rosca de Reyes (King’s cake). Both my son and I were “fortunate” to find El Niño Dios (the plastic baby Jesus) in our sections. This meant we would be honorary godparents for the presentation of Jesus at the temple on February 2, el Dia de la Candelaria. This is the day that everyone takes their baby Jesus figurine from the nativity scene to be blessed at church.
As godparents, we would be in charge of the mandatory tamales and atole.
Well, there was nothing to it, but get to it.
The same people that gathered for the Rosca were again invited to our home for the tamales. Thus ends the Christmas season in Mexico, finally. Time to start gearing up for cuaresma (Lent) which begins on March 6 this year.
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Remember how I said that I was writing a survival guide for women moving to Mexico? Well, the project has become enormous. So I’ve decided to publish the sections as separate books so that the sheer volume of information doesn’t become overwhelming.
Today I’d like to announce that the first section of the survival guide is now available at Amazon. A Woman’s Survival Guide to Holidays in Mexico answers how, when, and why these festivities are observed not from abstract research, but personal experience. Because moving to a new country can be daunting, learning about the patriotic, religious and civil festival days will help you understand some of what makes up the Mexican culture and allow you to become more fully immersed in the amazingly diverse world of Mexico. Viva!
This informative book is available for your reading pleasure on Kindle, as a full colored paperback (which is a bit pricey) and as a black and white paperback.
And in celebration of its release, the Kindle version is FREE for the next few days!
As for my other books……
The paperback version of Wascally Wabbits and Zombie Babies: Animal Antics South of the Border has also just been released. The Kindle version of this book has been updated with a few new adventures.
So, that ought to keep you busy while I keep working on another installment of the Woman’s Survival Guide series. Happy reading!