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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.
Foods Native Latin Americans Gave the World
What would our culinary world be like without the introduction of foods cultivated by the Native Americans of Mexico, Central and South America? Nowadays over sixty percent of the world’s food supply originates from pre-Columbian Native American agriculture.
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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History of the Dance of Tango
The dance we call tango exemplifies the style, grace, glamour and allure of high society. Influenced by ancient African and Native American rhythms, European immigrants also played a large part in the development of tango with their musical instruments and distinctive techniques.
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.
Love in the Time of Cholera - Book Review
Love in the Time of Cholera is an astoundingly powerful love story. The author delves into the minds of his characters. He tells their stories as events woven into a continuity not bound by chronology. The character's stories are revealed, embroidered, shelved,then woven back into the whole.
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