Spanglish Sunday 16

Buenos días, It’s been ages since I’ve checked in with a new blog post over here.  I’ve been having a crazy first half of my new semester and the days just don’t seem to have enough hours! I’m hoping to get back to more regular posting soon and thought it would be great to pick […]

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Mexico Celebrates 209 Years of Independence

El Grito de Dolores was pronounced by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

September 16 marks the anniversary of independence for Los Estados Unidos de México. Every year, celebrations begin on the night of September 15, when hundreds of thousands gather in the Zócalo at the Plaza de la Constitución for the President’s Grito. The Grito is followed by the singing of the national anthem and fireworks. Last […]

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26+ Hispanic Heritage Month Ideas, Resources and Activities

The Ultimate List of Hispanic Heritage Month Activities by Over The Andes

 What is Hispanic Heritage Month all about and why is it celebrated? Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 every year in the United States.  The month serves to engender a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the contributions of the Hispanic peoples to the United States. It’s a time when the […]

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10 Facts About South America’s Andes and Amazon | Project Guide Included

Andes-Amazon Facts

    The Andes Mountains make up the longest mountain range in the world. Running from north to south, the range creates a mountainous spine along the western side of the South American continent. Seven countries play host to the Andes: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. The highest point measures 6,961 m (22,838 ft) above sea […]

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August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

What is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples? It’s a day to celebrate, promote and protect the rights of Indigenous People’s around the world. August 9 was chosen as it was on that day in 1982 a United Nations Working Group first met to discuss the situation of Indigenous Peoples. In keeping with UNESCO’s […]

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Laugh Out Loud Spanish Expressions. Learn them to show off your fluency!

25 hilarious spanish expressions

How can you not know a potato about these expressions? Well, I don’t suggest you go and throw the house through the window now to learn all about Spanish.  And put in your batteries so you don’t end up eating flies! No, I’m not going crazy here at Over The Andes, I promise! I’m just […]

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