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Days of the Dead (Los Días de los Muertos)
Días de los Muertos, Days of the Dead is one of Mexico’s most important annual observances. The ritual dates back 3000 years to their Aztec forebears. The Aztecs believed that the god Quetzalcoatl created the human race by pouring his blood over the ashes and bones of his ancestors.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead is one of Mexico’s most important annual observances. The ritual dates back 3000 years to their Aztec forebears. The Aztecs believed that the god Quetzalcoatl created the human race by pouring his blood over the ashes and bones of his ancestors.
EDITUS - Iconic Music of Costa Rica
The famous saying, “Costa Rica does not have an army, but it has violins” is a testament to the Costa Rican devotion to the most excellent music of all genres. The group Editus combines jazz, classical and new age to create a unique award winning sound.
Fiesta de Quinceaños
The ancient tribes of Mesoamerica celebrated rites of passage for their girls. Becoming a woman was an honor, sacred, a privilege and something to truly cherish. The fascinating evolution of the rite from that of a simple agrarian indigenous tribe to the extreme Quinceañera Expos of the U.S.
Frida and Diego - Mexican Passion and Art
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were Mexico's most famous Modernist painters of the twentieth century. The couple, passionate in their love and infidelities, were most passionate about advancing each other in their art.
In Latin America archeologists unearthed ancient ball courts that date back to ancient Aztec and Maya civilizations. Learn about popular games in Latin America. Here you will find free word games including, Hangman, Word Search and Scrambled Words all related to Hispanic Culture.
Guatemalan Huipiles – Heritage and Artistry
The colorful and vibrant huipiles of Mayan women emphasize their identity and reflects the history of their people over the course of three thousand years. Each huipil is unique in design. The technology used to create the fabric remains the same since pre-history using the backstrap loom.
Hispanic Culture Newsletter
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Latin American Death and Funeral Rituals
In most Latin American cultures death is intricately entwined with life. In many Western cultures people avoid talking or even thinking about death. Conversely, Latin Americans seem to embrace death. They may fear death but it is not ignored as a distasteful subject.
Loja – Ecuador’s Cultural Capital
Loja, considered the seat of Ecuadorian music and culture, has picture-perfect colonial architecture, tidy paved streets, and pedestrian walkways winding along its two rivers that meet at the gates of the city. A visit to Ecuador is not complete without seeing Loja.
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