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April 24, 2010

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bre

I am a 7th grade teacher in NC and came across your site while researching some information about the Day of the Dead for my history class this year. I just wanted to thank you for the great pictures and article about the Holiday.

We would love it if you could write a few articles for us, but I understand if your busy so a link to some of the current articles would be very helpful as well to help us spread trusted resources to other teachers. I have included a link to the site in case you would like to help us out by linking to it, Tweeting it, or adding it to your Facebook profile.

https://www.thefreeresource.com/day-of-the-dead-history-and-resources-about-the-holiday

Thanks and keep the great resources coming

Bre Matthews

Tulum Mexico

The maguey is also used to make handicrafts and different objects for the house.

maria

i love the way you've told us the story of the plant and the drink - i don't think i'll look at another cactus plant quite so innocently any more, and we have lots of them in Crete too!

sheila velazco

Another piece of great information from Mexico Cooks--and fun to read. I will have to try pulque curado con fruta...I think I might like it...but probably will stop at 2.

Gigi

What a fine post that helps us to understand more about a fascinating plant that seems so iconic of Mexico! We tried flavored mezcals in Oaxaca...must get up the courage to try the pulque!

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