Mexicanismos, El Grito, La Pachanga, Y La Patria

Mexico, Lindo y Querido...

Like true mexicanos, today we’re turning a blind eye on all the bad, laughing instead of crying, and celebrating the fact que a pesar de todo hoy nuestra patria cumple 200 años de independencia!


Yes the country is in a state of disarray.  Our people across the border and government are inundated with crime, violence, and corruption.  And this side of the border, we’re not faring any better!  But in all honesty, you’ve gotta hand it to our people for not letting the constant bad news get us down.  O como dirían en mi rancho: ‘Entrémosle a la pachanga – ¡a Dios rogando y a San Pedro bailando!’

Aquí, a compilation of just of few of my own favorite Mexican things:

El Grito.  Don’t be caught looking like these guys in a random YouTube video drunken, dazed and confused.  Get it straight and do it right!

Cheves. Any variety, any color container, although for an occasion such as this you might as well stick to the classics,  DosXX, Victoria or Corona tonight!

Sabrosa, sabrosita!

Mariachi. Need I say more?  And then composers like Jose Alfredo Jimenez!

Papel Picado. Great for any occasion, and you don’t have to take it down ever if you don’t want to.

Colorin Colorado

Salsa. Chiles, Cholula, Tabasco, Valentina; any and all salsas I love!  Can’t eat without them.  Ask anyone that knows me.

Ta' Picao!

Piñatas. What is more fun than a piñata?  At any age really!

Bon Bon Ban

All Mexican Food. Tacos, Tortas, Tostadas, Arroz con Leche, Tres Leches, Pan Dulce, Enchiladas, Frijoles, Arroz, Tortillas; quite literally all Mexican foods!


Ballet Folklórico. Just beautiful!  Puro Amor y Pasion en este baile.

Huaraches. Can’t ever find the huaraches we wore in Cerritos, SLP, but these are sort of close…Comfortable, fresh and cheap.

Si te queda el huarache...

Artesanias. Something as simple as bird can take on a whole new life, color and sabor under the creativity of a good artista mexicano(a).

Pasion, Amor, Arte

Mexican Coke. No te hagas. You know you’ve had it and it is not the same as the stuff they sell here.  Ni a los talones le llegan

Como ninguna

And many, many other things…too many to list and mention here.  Mejor los dejo con estas palabras hechas tan famosos por el revolucionario Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla:

Long Live the Heroes that gave us our Fatherland!
Long Live Hidalgo!
Long Live Morelos!
Long Live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez!
Long Live Allende!
Long Live Aldama and Matamoros!
Long Live National Independence!
Long Live the Independence Bicentennial!
Long Live the Centennial of the Revolution!
¡Viva México!
¡Viva México!
¡Viva México!

15 thoughts on “Mexicanismos, El Grito, La Pachanga, Y La Patria

  1. Viva!!!

    This is a great party, Juan 🙂 Don’t tell my guanaco husband that I left the Salvadoran party for this one for a few minutes… pass me a Coronita 😉 LOL.

    Seriously, Felicidades a ti, tu familia y a todititos mis amigos en México. Órale! All the rest of the world will weep bitterly in their hearts for not having the suerte to be born Mexican. Have fun. Be safe.

  2. This is la madre of all pachangas!!! Now I’m hungry, craving that photo of the tacos you showed there and carrying on into all hours of the night. That will lead to la cruda and menudo in the morning.

    My lunatic cousins in Hidalgo, DF, Mazatlan and San Luis have been doing the roxtar impersonations all day and will continue into the night. It’s a good day to loudly proclaim !Viva Mexico!

  3. Love it all!! Still have up my papel picado in my kitchen from two years ago. All these things feel so much like home. Was jamming some José Alfredo last week. This stuff is great year round. 🙂

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