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Top 20 Spanish Blog Posts of 2020 (Part One) Posted by on Dec 9, 2020

Este fue un año horrible (This was a horrible year). Let’s just go ahead and get that out of the way. 2020 gets a lot of hate, and for good reason. As we get ready for a new (and hopefully better year), let’s try to head into 2021 with a bit of positivity! For us…

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Important Day of the Dead Vocabulary Posted by on Nov 3, 2020

Una de las fiestas más importantes de México es el Día de Muertos (One of the most important holidays in Mexico is Day of the Dead). It actually lasts two days, from November 1-2. It’s a time to honor the deceased, who are able to return to visit family during this time. This year, most…

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12 de Octubre: Día de la Resistencia Indígena Posted by on Oct 12, 2020

It may not be so contentious an issue from a North American standpoint, but for Latin-Americans everywhere this question has always been significant: What is the most appropriate name for October 12th? Throughout the 20th century, how Columbus Day should be called became an important subject when one remembers what it was supposed to be…

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What to eat to Celebrate Mexican Independence Posted by on Sep 17, 2020

September is a very colorful month in Mexico! Everywhere you go, the Mexican flag is displayed proudly to commemorate our independence from Spain. This year, we celebrate 212 years of independencia; if you want to know more about the fight for independence and the celebrations, you can read this post I wrote. In this post, I…

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¡Viva México! (Long Live Mexico) Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

Hoy es el Día de la Independencia de México. Es una de las fiestas más importantes del país (Today is Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s one of the most important holidays in the country). The celebrations will be a bit more tame this year due to the ongoing pandemic, as large public gatherings are not allowed. In…

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Carnaval de Barranquilla Posted by on Feb 27, 2020

Carnaval de Barranquilla

¡El Carnaval de Barranquilla es la fiesta mas divertido en Colombia! (The Barranquilla Carnaval is the most fun party in Colombia!). It’s also one of the most important cultural events in the country – a tradition dating back hundreds of years. I just came back from the city after a week of participating in the…

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Celebrating Three King’s Day in Mexico Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

When I was growing up, Santa Claus wasn’t such a big thing. Families exchanged gifts on December 25th, but the special gifts were brought by los Tres Reyes Magos. In this post, I will share some of my experiences growing up with the Reyes Magos and the gifts they brought. Bearing gifts According to Christian belief…

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