The songs of Encanto are simply gorgeous; in English, Spanish in Spanglish. Check out my top 6!
Birthday Greetings For Your In-laws in Spanish
Have you been searching for the perfect way to send affectionate birthday greeting to your Spanish-speaking in-laws? We’ve got you covered!
Día de los Reyes Magos and El Rosco
This day marks the official end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Epiphany, which celebrates the Three Wise Men (The Three Kings/ The Three Magi) who followed the star to Bethlehem. On this day, they arrived bearing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the baby Jesus.
Feliz Año Nuevo 2022
We’ve done it again. Another year at its close. Adiós 2021. Gracias a mis amigos. Thank you for spending some of your precious time with me here at Over The Andes. I sincerely appreciate you, and look forward to learning even more with you in 2022! In this short post to close out 2021, I’m sharing with you some simple Spanish greetings you can use…
La Catrina and Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos – What does La Catrina represent? Oh my…. How scary, how beautiful, how very Día de los Muertos! If you’re familiar at all with Día de los Muertos, you’ve probably seen this image before (or something similar). This skull-style face painting has been used for decades in conjunction with Día de los Muertos. But where did it come from? Let’s go…
The Monarch Butterfly and Día de los Muertos
The Monarch Butterly and Día de los Muertos… what’s the connection? Read on… What do insects have to do with Día de los Muertos? Continuing our exploration of Día de los Muertos, we’re on to a discussion about a mighty group of insects. Before we can understand the link between butterflies and a festival that honours our departed loved ones, let’s recap what Día de…
Spanish Songs For Language Learning
I’m still finding ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. At Over The Andes we’ve posted several articles about the benefits of using music in language learning. There are also a couple posts with suggested Spanish songs for various occasions! Today’s post is yet another one celebrating Spanish songs for language learning. I’ve got three of them for you. Additionally, there are another three, rich in…
Traditional Latin American Dishes
I’m making no bones about it. I love food. I love trying new dishes and experimenting with flavours. One of my favourite things to do for Hispanic Heritage Month, therefore, is to talk about food and to try some new dishes.
National Punctuation Day – And the use of special characters in Spanish
On September 24th, where I’m from, we have a public holiday. Okay, it’s not actually a National Punctuation Day holiday! In Trinidad and Tobago, we celebrate our Republic Day on September 24th. However, when looking at what else is celebrated on that date, I came across this interesting tidbit: In the United States, September 24th is National Punctuation Day… “a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation…
More Women of Mexico’s Independence Story
Mexico’s independence story features many valiant men and women who committed their lives to securing freedom for their patria. Let’s learn about four more women of Mexico’s independence story.