Mexico City has a mild climate year-round, which makes sightseeing and outdoor activities possible at any season. June, July, and August are the best time to visit Mexico City to enjoy lower prices, as the chance of thunderstorms is high, and an abundance of delicious foods and fruits. Summer is the season for mango, dragon fruit, pomegranates, guava, and rambutan. You can try such favourite street food as roasted grasshoppers and cactus ice cream. November is an excellent time to visit for Dia de Los Muertos celebrations and to taste atole, a hot savoury corn drink.
Mexico remains one of few countries where this traditional entertainment is still legal, but it feels like it's to be banned soon
Would you break a colourful doll to get sweets hidden inside? This funny ritual is a part of many Mexican celebrations
With las posadas, los pastorales, and other seasonal fun, Mexican Christmas is so much more than food and presents. It extends much further than New Years to Día de la Candelaria
Slices of the sweet bread include baby figurines. If you get one, consider yourself lucky!
A hot savoury corn drink with fruit, nuts, and chocolate flavours is of the favourites during holiday season
You might have heard some cacti yield edible fruit, but have you ever tried grilled cactus leaves?
This spicy chocolate sauce made of over 20 ingredients is believed to have a divine origin
This exotic fruit is eaten whole along with the skin and seeds, and its specific piquant flavour makes for refreshing fruit drinks and cocktails
Painted faces in colorful Mexican clothes reunite with their dead loved ones through cemetery celebrations
The enchanted forest, not far from Mexico City, is taken over by fireflies
Concerts, lectures, day-long Puebla street parties, and a fearless Mexican army in their finest military uniforms highlight the festival
Locals call it tuna ice-cream, which often confuses customers, yet tuna is a cactus flower and smells like a cucumber rather than fish
Insect invasion doesn't pose a threat to Mexico, as long as crispy grasshoppers are actually a local favourite snack
Besides tequila, expert Mexican brewers make perfect drinks from fermented corn dough, corn kernels, and pineapple skins
Enjoy red juicy pomegranate seeds alone, or topped over chiles en nogata
The affordable price and abundance allow you to eat as many of these sweet fruits as you want. Also, try mango-based drinks, desserts, and salsas!
A midnight cry for freedom, day-long reenactments, and at last the independence declaration—Mexico literally lives it over again and again
An unusual place to celebrate the Irish National Holiday
A boutique festival settled in the jungle near a turquoise river
This watery and moderately sweet fruit is refreshing by itself and is a great ingredient for desserts
This fine name stands for dark-coloured fungus growing on corn, and added to many Mexican foods when in season
A vast variety of stuffed cornmeal dumplings crown the feast of Candlemas
A lime complements every dish and beverage available in traditional Mexican menus, the only exception is coffee
The festival provides another occasion for flamboyant public parades and scholarly debates about Mexican roots
Good looking, nice tasting, easily peeled, and long-lasting in the sun—rambutans deserve the highest praise!