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QUIZ: 20 questions on 2014: What can you remember?

How closely were you following the pages of the Guadalajara Reporter – and Mexican and international news in general – last year? Take our New Year quiz and see what kind of news addict you are. 

Mexico Festival Calendar 2015

There’s a fiesta, fair or major happening going on somewhere in Mexico every day of the year. The Reporter has compiled a month-by-month run down of major dates our readers may want to mark on their 2015 calendars. 

Mexico's quirky new year traditions

It is 11:59 p.m. Families are huddled at the dinner table, listening for the chimes of the clock that signal the arrival of the new year. As soon as the clock strikes, each person starts eating a dozen grapes. Mexico’s most unique New Year tradition at times seems like it was taken from a wacky game show – the person who can get all 12 grapes down before the clock strikes midnight gets good luck for the rest of the year. 

La Mirilla: Creative bazaar/festival in Colonia Providencia, Dec. 20 & 21

Design is the at very heart of living in Guadalajara, and one of the deep pleasures of the Tapatio lifestyle is perusing its myriad craft festivals that spring organically from individual neighborhoods or emerge, especially this time of year, as major gatherings of some of the best artisans from around the area.

Two ways to say 'you' in spanish

Mexico fortunately isn’t wracked by the linguistic controversy that has swept France in recent years: the conflict over when to use the informal form of “you” (tú) and the formal form (vous in French, usted in Spanish).

Posadas: A unique Mexican holiday custom

Mexico’s celebration of Christmas begins in earnest on Tuesday, December 16, when the the first traditional posada takes to the streets in towns and villages across the country.