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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa It’s fun to dress up as Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata for Halloween, Mexican Revolution celebrations in Mexico, and Cinco de Mayo in the US (they don’t actually celebrate this day in Mexico). If those donning costumes knew more about Pancho Villa, who was frequently referred to as the Centaur of the North,

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Embroidery styles of Mexico

Beautiful Mexican dresses and blouses are not only for women. In Puerto Vallarta, you’ll find these garments for men, too. Hand embroidered with flowers, birds, iguanas, creatures of nature and mysticism, this is traditional clothing worn by indigenous people throughout Mexico, Central and South America. Regionally this art is referred to as huipil (pronounced wee-pill). Some blouses

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Puerto Vallarta Beach News: What Time Is It Here

Time Changes Spring ahead, Fall back. That’s how we’ve always remembered the method of changing clocks. Daylight Savings starts in the spring and ends in the fall, this year on October 27th in Puerto Vallarta. A little known fact about Daylight Savings Time or DST, is that Canada was a leader in this time-change trend.

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Lent, Quarantine and Hope in Vallarta

How ironic that our world is forced into sacrifice at this time. Even more ironic is that the Italian word quarantina means “40 days” and is the term for Lent in Italy. Lent lasts 40 days, stemming from the amount of time Christ spent in the desert, fasting and being tempted by the devil.  The word “quarantine” came into use as a term for “isolation” in Venice during the Black Plague. Ships arriving from afflicted countries would have to wait 40 days confined to quarters in order to prevent the
spread of the disease.

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