Christmas Traditions in Latin America

Latin American Christmas Traditions in the Sun

Latino Christmas Are you ready for your Christmas celebrations? I’m slowly but surely getting there. Today, I want to share with you some Christmas traditions in Latin America. I love the charm and crisp beauty of a white Christmas. Songs and poems and even movies pay homage to that imagery, after all. While the sentiments […]

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Spanish Lesson 27: Me Gusta

Me Gusta: Expressing likes and dislikes in Spanish

Hola mis amigos, ¿Están listos? Are you ready for another Spanish lesson?  Today we’re all about love! Well, liking really… but we can love too.  I’m going to teach you how to express your pleasure/ delight at something. First, let’s look at the verb Gustar. Gustar literally translates to: “To be pleasing to” | Note […]

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Feliz Día de Muertos

Feliz dia de los muertos

Day of the Dead celebrations centre around the belief that, for this day, the souls of beloved departed can return.  It is a belief that is steeped in tradition, history, religion and culture and is another example of the syncretism that bound new and old world values together.  Although celebrations to honour souls of the […]

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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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