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The Mexican Olympic Alpine Ski Team’s Outfits Are Stealing The Show In Pyeongchang

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Mexico is making a splash in Pyeongchang, South Korea thanks to their alpine ski team uniforms inspired by Día de los Muertos. The outfit was designed by German prince turned Mexican Olympian Hubertus Von Hohenlohe. He is the man that created the mariachi outfits for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The Mexican Winter Olympics team showed off their alpine ski uniforms.

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Rodolfo Dickson and Sarah Schleper are showing off their Día de los Muertos inspired outfits with Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, the designer of the suits. The alpine ski team is known for their culturally expressive outfits that give Mexican culture a chance to shine where it is not expected. Dickson, according to USA Today, is one of many athletes who are representing their former or their parents’ home countries at the Olympics. Dickson was born in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and was adopted by a Canadian family. Olympic rules state that the only way an athlete can compete for another country is if they hold citizenship in that country. Dickson wants to become an inspiration for more young Mexican nationals to start competing in the Winter Olympics.

“I just want to really start something new,” Dickson told USA Today. “There are a lot of young guys in Colorado who could represent Mexico so in a few years I hope there will be a big team and athletes capable of being really successful.”

Fans and spectators are loving the outfits this year.

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They are even suggesting that the outfits deserve a medal in their own right.

There should at least be an Olympic costume contest to decide which country rocked the best look.

Mainly, people are just happy to see a piece of their culture on the world stage.

CREDIT: Hubertus Von Hohenlohe / Facebook

It is pretty cool to see a piece of Mexican culture up on the mountains in South Korea.


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Here's How People Are Reacting To Starting Lent On Valentine's Day And Figuring Out What To Give Up

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Here’s How People Are Reacting To Starting Lent On Valentine’s Day And Figuring Out What To Give Up

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Lent and Valentine’s Day are always close to each other but it has been more than 70 years since they have been on the same day. The coming together of these two dates has really rocked a few people to their core. Lent is a religious holiday that lasts 40 days and is marked with fasting and sacrificing pleasures and indulgences leading up to Easter. It has led to more than a few people reconsidering the things they are giving up for Lent because chocolate reigns supreme on this day. Here are a collection of tweets talking about the confusion and sadness people are experiencing as Valentine’s Day and Lent converge.

Valentine’s Day is about to get really sad for some people as many give up love for Lent.

Bruh. That’s savage. At least you have a plan for this joining of the two holidays.

Like, people everywhere are getting ready for their loved ones to just drop them.

Seems like these men think they are awfully funny all of a sudden.

One user is being unapologetic about her plan to live her best single life possible this year.

Alright, now.

But, wait. What about all the sweets Catholics said they were going to give up?

https://twitter.com/Roopee/status/963470689217884160

Chocolate and candies are everything on Valentine’s Day. How many times have you given up chocolate or candy for Valentine’s Day?

Some have started making deals with themselves.

Not a bad plan. As the saying goes, “It is better to ask for forgiveness than permission.”

But, mainly, people are just mourning the loss of candy to Lent.

It’s really going to be the ultimate test. But, you don’t have to give up sweets. You could give up other things you love as much as candy.

Especially super sale candies the day after Valentine’s Day.

https://twitter.com/A_MMontgomery/status/963483941016686594

Like, that’s the best day to buy your candy. It all has to go and stores are basically giving it away on that day.

Regular Valentine’s Day plans are being canceled.

https://twitter.com/mikecruoglio/status/963491771199221761

It is a tragic day when you have to get rid of the special meal you share with your SO every year.

To be fair, some people are totally fine with giving things up on Valentine’s Day.

Well put.

And they are letting the world know that it really isn’t that big of a deal.

Very true.

But so many more people are feeling a little bit like this.

https://twitter.com/katie_freeman28/status/963470550696783877

Let us know…


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