Hispanic Traditions

Day of the Dead Differs From Halloween

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a traditional holiday in Mexico to celebrate life and to honor and reconnect with deceased loved ones. The official “day of the dead” is on November 2nd, but the celebration starts a couple days beforehand on October 31st (referenced as “the days of the dead”). At […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Hispanics in the Military

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.

January 6th brings a second Christmas for Hispanic Americans (Three Kings Day)

Santa doesn’t visit Spain. No, it’s not because the children haven’t been good this year. In Spain, the spirit of generosity and joy, popularly represented in America by Santa, manifests itself in the visit of the Three Wise Men. The Spanish cultural holiday tradition follows the Biblical tale closely, as children flutteringly wait for the […]