Spanish Lesson 16: Christmas Greetings in Spanish

    Hola mis amigos.   You already know how to wish someone Merry Christmas in Spanish…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………  !Feliz Navidad! But perhaps you’d like to say a little more to your Spanish speaking friend or family member.  I’ve put together a short list of possible greetings you could use:   10 Christmas Greetings in Spanish   […]

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Día de las Velitas and other Christmas Traditions in Colombia

  On the night of December 7, every year in Columbia, across towns, cities and country-sides, people go into the streets filling them with lights… millions of candles, in fact.  This is how they celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the virgin Mary. It is a very colourful affair. Multicoloured candles and lanterns […]

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Día de los Muertos – Nov 2

While many around the world celebrated Halloween on Wednesday (Oct 31), in Mexico and (by people of Mexican heritage throughout the world) a different but somewhat related festival takes place today: Día de los Muertos. (Day of the Dead) In some parts of Mexico, children do incorporate the more American tradition of Halloween into Día […]

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Mexican Independence Day – September 16

Hidalgo and Mexican Independence

Mexican Independence Day celebrations begin at 11:00 p.m. on the night of September 15.  The sitting President of Mexico reenacts the Grito de Dolores from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City.  The President even rings the very same bell that was rung by Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla as part of his […]

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Begins Today!!! Who are you supporting?

  The football madness begins today!  Welcome World Cup 2018!!! I’m so excited!      As I mentioned in an earlier post about World Cup songs, I may not be the biggest sports fan but I love getting pulled into the crazy patriotic fervour of the World Cup. I love that for one month, every […]

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Happy Brother’s Day!

    It’s May 24th, Brother’s Day.  Today you can celebrate your male sibling(s) and the wonderful bond that you share.  Brother’s Day honours brothers and their contributions to each and every one of their families. It seeks to celebrate the bond between brothers and its significance.  So, go on, give your brother a hug, […]

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Official World Cup Songs

  The FIFA World Cup begins in Russia on June 14, 2018.  Host nation Russia will take on Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament.   In all honesty, I am not an avid sports fan.  I don’t follow club football and, outside of a favourite few, I don’t know many current players.  […]

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Ellen: on memes, dancing and Cinco de Mayo

Did you know that Los Angeles hosts the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world?  Ellen knew!  What Ellen’s audience did not know, was the reason behind the festivity.  But you guys did! Anyway, take a look at this funny clip from Ellen… and enjoy the dancing too.   Hope you are enjoying your […]

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