“Feliz Navidad” uses both English and Spanish to spread a joyful message. Here are a few facts we recently learned about composer and singer, José Feliciano.
Thanksgiving isn’t typically celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries, but celebrations of family, food, togetherness, and thankfulness are universally beloved! Check out these awesome Latino Thanksgiving traditions.
Though the festivities begin on October 31st, the Day of the Dead has nothing to do with Halloween. In fact, the perception given to the dead on Halloween is virtually the opposite of how the dead are thought of on the Day of the Dead.
You can say, “I love you” to a best friend and have them understand you don’t mean you love them romantically. You can say those same three words to your spouse, and he or she knows that when you say it to them, it means something more than when you say it to your best pal. Spanish is not so universal.
While Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15 – Oct. 15) is a tradition of recognizing the many ways Hispanics have positively influenced U.S. society, we’d like to pay special tribute to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Learn the role Hispanics have had in our military, and how the heritage and culture contributes to the growing number of Hispanics fighting to defend, protect, and secure our freedom.
I’d bet you didn’t know that Cinco de Mayo is more widely celebrated in the U.S. than it is in its origin country of Mexico. Some sources go far enough to say Cinco de Mayo is more of a Mexican-American holiday than a Mexican one. This is a classic example of the importance of cultural relevancy in English to Spanish translations.
While similar to American Valentine’s Day, Mexico’s Día de San Valentín can be celebrated by all the people of Mexico, not just happy couples. That’s because it’s known as the day of love and friendship.
In Spain, the spirit of generosity and joy, popularly represented in America by Santa, manifests itself in the visit of the Three Wise Men. Often, entire neighborhoods commune together, with extended family and even co-workers gathering for vibrant parades, street carnivals, and caroling. Epiphany’s celebration truly highlights the profound spirituality and community bonds considered so important to the Spanish culture.
Did you know that the poinsettia flower – a symbol so commonly seen during the U.S. holiday season – is actually Mexican in origin? Learn the interesting history and fun facts about poinsettias and the Hispanic culture
Just like the United States, Christmas time is a favorite times of the year amongst Hispanic culture. While traditional customs vary among families, the majority of Hispanic families often take part in national celebrations.