Exploring Mexican geography, the history of its changing borders, and the internal political makeup of the nation —all in one session— was a bit challenging, I know. On November 29, our visitors at Connect with Mexico were treated to a deep exploration of the 32 states that conform the nation. We started with the first Mexican Constitution, in 1824, all the way to 2016, when Mexico City became the nation’s 32nd state and ceased to be a Federal District. Don't forget that Mexico will celebrate the centennial of its current Constitution next year, 2017.
Sure enough we shared a new video about Mexico. This time the terrain and the land were highlighted. Find it right here or click on the image below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqyYenoVADU
We played with a map of Mexico and had lots of fun trying to identify the various states. No easy task for some of us as the names of states are a combination of indigenous and Spanish names. Everyone left with a map of Mexico to practice some more at home. ;) Remember what state has a tiny 6-mile border with the United States? And there is a state that has the shape of a dog. Remember that one? How about the state that owns the three islands that work as prison? Hmm, what state that might be?
Our guests were delighted to discover an easy way to find out about not only Mexican time zones but also the dates when Daylight Saving Time is implemented in our country. We showed them the official page of the National Meteorological Center where all this information is nicely depicted. It’s all in Spanish but really easy to follow with easy-to-check charts: http://www.cenam.gob.mx/Hora_oficial/
The website looks something like this. Click on it to reach the same URL.
Time was our enemy, as always, so even though we didn’t get a chance to explore a few truly interesting stories behind some Mexican islands, we did "go into Mexico City" and looked at its grandeur… and its many challenges. Take a new look at the video we showed right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht5HSFAnNHI Or, again, just click on the image below.
Next time we’ll discuss the wonders of faith, tradition… and architecture around the 12 December celebrations of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Come and enjoy!