There are no people in the world who have more holidays, religious feast days and general celebrations of life than do the Latin Americans.
Christmas in Argentina
The Christmas Season in Argentina is all about family and festivity. Families decorate their homes with Christmas trees and elaborate pesebres. The Christmas feast of carne a la parillada with salads and panettone illustrates the various multicultural influences.
Christmas in Brazil
Christmas in Brazil is celebrated enthusiastically with a focus on family, religious services, vibrant decorations, fabulous food and colorful customs derived from its blend of diverse ethnic cultures. Brazil has unique traditions for the holiday such as Las Pastores, and Amigos Secretos.
Christmas in Chile
In Chile, Christmas is primarily a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus. It is a time for families to get together to enjoy each other, attend Christmas Eve mass, read passages from the bible reciting the birth of Jesus, and sing Villancicos Navidenos or Christmas carols.
Christmas in Costa Rica
During Christmas season Costa Ricans, or Ticos as they are affectionately known, enjoy a plethora of parades, fiestas, and traditions. In the true spirit of Christmas, the season begins with the annual Telethon, forty-eight hours of concerts launched to raise funds for Children’s Hospital.
Christmas in Cuba
Christmas celebration in Cuba is exclusive in character and flavor. Fidel Castro, after declaring Cuba to be an atheist nation, banned the celebration of Christmas in 1969. What has happened since then?
Christmas in Mexico
Mexico has numerous Christmas traditions some originating in Spain and others evolving from Mexicoï¿½s own history. Some of Mexicoï¿½s unique customs include las posadas, las pastelas, villancicos, Nochebuena and incredible food.
Christmas in Peru
Peruvians love the Christmas holiday and it is a very special time. Christmas celebrations in Peru are a blend of the traditions of the native American and Spanish traditions. Peruvians embrace the Christmas spirit and make it their own with their unique customs.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of the famous Battle of Puebla. Though not an important battle, it was memorable. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of an improbable triumph against overwhelming odds. Over the years, it has become an occasion to celebrate Mexican identity, music, dance and food.
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.
Hispanic Holiday List
I have compiled a list of Holidays celebrated throughout Latin America. I hope you enjoy learning about each of the holidays. Please check back frequently, as I will write articles and add links for each holiday over time as well as add more holidays as I find them. Happy Holidays!
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