tradition

Rosca-de-reyes-mexToday is Three Kings Day, Dia de Los Reyes Magos, AKA Epiphany, the day when Los Tres Reyes dropped by the manger to gift up the original Anchor Baby, El Baby Jesus.

Check out the Pocho Ocho Craziest Things we found in the Rosca de Reyes here at the POCHO world headquarters:

8. Rosca’s Chicken and Waffles

7. Rockettes seeking asylum

6. 300-puund Яusski hacker
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We bet this looks familiar! Yamelith made tamales with her mom over the Thanksgiving weekend and shared her experience in this student video, uploaded by the Charles W. Harris School in Phoenix, AZ.

La Cucaracha


American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving.

Y digamos: “Amén​​.”


POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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Tia Lencha: What pochos need to know about El Dia de Los Muertos

by TIA LENCHA October 31, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Dead! Is Tia Lencha here. Many people ask me questions about Dia de Los Muertos. I answer the questions today. Question numero one: Tia Lencha wass this Dia de los Muertos? Is it the Mexican Halloween? Gwell, kind of, I say. Except that the Day of the Dead celebrations come from […]

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This DF family has been making piñatas for generations (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 21, 2016 El Now
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Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations

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Stella turned 15 so we threw her a quinceañera (photos)

by CHE WAWA September 12, 2016 Cultura
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Stella la perra that is….

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Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet

by Especial Correspondents September 7, 2016 Cultura
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Decolonizing your diet is more than a trendy Chicanx meme, it’s a book, and a chingon idea. If you want to just say “No!” to the comida of the Conquistadors and eat what Tlaloc intended — the authentic food of your ancestors — here are the Pocho Ocho Top Ways to Decolonize Your Diet: 8. […]

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Kids learn traditional music at free mariachi summer camp (video)

by Soy Capitan August 5, 2016 Cultura
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A free mariachi summer camp in the city of Santa Rosa spreads the love for Mexico’s music in Northern California. KQED public TV explains:

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LatinoUSA: The mysterious origins of Navajo fry bread tacos (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 5, 2016 Audio
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What is the deal on these so-called Navajo tacos, anyhow? NPR’s Anne Hoffman and Maria Hinojosa of LatinoUSA are looking for answers:

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Two minutes with the mariachis in Boyle Heights, East Los (video)

by EMO MONTAGE July 27, 2016 Cultura
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In this moody, black and white 2 minute study : Mariachi, video creator Kimo Easterwood hangs out at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, on Los Angeles’ Eastside.

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Kosher for Passover nachos, and rice and beans (video, audio)

by Barney Asada April 28, 2016 Audio
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The Jewish celebration of Passover is a week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread, or “matzo” in Hebrew. Most Jews stick to matzo and avoid regular bread, wheat products, rice, corn, and beans. This may change, though, since an 800-year-old religious ban on rice and beans was just overturned. Ingenious cooks over the centuries have found ways […]

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Mexican artisan preserves, extends tradition of papier-mâché (video)

by Verdana Bold March 30, 2016 Cultura
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Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.

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Face of Jesus appears on flour tortilla in San Antonio (photo, video)

by ZORRO MULDER January 7, 2016 Cartoons
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Jesus Cristo has appeared on a tortilla in San Antonio, Texas. His burnt, crusty face showed up (photo) on a homemade flour tortilla just after his mom, La Virgen de Guadalupe, appeared on another flour tortilla in nearby Mexifornia. News4SanAntonio reports:

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This is how my abuela makes those legendary tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2015 Cultura
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My grandma’s tortillas are legendary in my family; she’s been making them since she was a little girl and has been feeding her family with them ever since. I thought I’d shoot a little video of her making them as she passes the tradition down to her great grandkids. — Video creator Rich Lee.

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Happy Mexican Thanksgiving – Sansgiven – from @SaraChicaD (video)

by Comic Saenz November 26, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón, shares everything you need to know about Sansgiven, the Mexican Thanksgiving. She’s @SaraChicaD on the Twitter.

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Taco Tuesday Motown munchies? Visit Southwest Detroit (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 3, 2015 Cultura
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In Southwest Detroit, a good lonchera isn’t hard to find. It’s taco Tuesday, Motown gente. Where are you headed for lunch? PREVIOUSLY IN DETROIT: Lalo Alcaraz’ Big Fat Mexican Detroit Weekend

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s not only Dia de los Muertos, it’s Day of the Dead, too!

by Soy Capitan October 30, 2015 Cartoons
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In Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007, the dead be dancin’. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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Como Cocinar Zats: How to catch and cook worms (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 23, 2015 Cultura
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If you’ve been looking for info on how they catch, cook and eat worms in Chiapas, you are in luck! Como Cocinar Zats is the how-to video you’ve been looking for! You’re welcome.

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Why in the world are sneakers hanging from telephone lines? (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 27, 2015 Cultura
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The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions seeks to explain a world-wide phenomenon. Why do people hang old sneakers on telephone lines?

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SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2015 Cultura
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Gentrification is TERRIFIC with GENTRÍFIA®! “I used to worry about gentrification squeezing out local businesses,” says Monica Galvanes of Eagle Rock, a Los Angeles neighborhood in transition. “And then I heard about GENTRÍFIA®. Now I don’t give a shit!” Her reaction explains the great success of GENTRÍFIA®, according to its manufacturer, STFU PHARMA. Carlos Robles […]

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Sweet cactus juice: The agave ‘sugar’ of Guadalajara, Jalisco (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Australian foodsters Sugars of the World made this video to promote Agave Sugar, and its birthplace, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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