Similar to our Thanksgiving post, the Christmas season for Latinos in the US is a time when Latin American traditions are integrated and sometimes even blended, with American customs. Depending on how acculturated the family is determines how much of the Latin traditions are celebrated. Given that Latin America has heavy Catholic roots, traditions are deeply religious. [Read more...]
As we all know, Latinos comprise a majority of the state of California, the most populated state in the nation, and the largest minority group in the U.S.; this being said, we have the power to bring change to the our country. So what is a Latino’s role in the Occupy Movement exactly? Do they have one? [Read more...]
Hola amantes de la cultura Latina! This is Karina, an intern for Conectando Latinos. I am currently a Senior at Saint Mary’s College of California and only a semester away from graduating with a BA in Communication. I look forward to writing weekly blogs about interesting topics existing within the Latin Community and assisting in planning fun and engaging events for all of you to partake in!
According to dictionary.com, Spanglish is “Spanish spoken with a large admixture of English, especially American, words and expressions.” [Read more...]
Despite Thanksgiving being a holiday that celebrates American roots, Latinos living in the United States still feel a connection to the significance of the holiday and enjoy partaking in the festivities. There is an interesting balance to be made between one’s roots and the “all American” traditions. Essentially, families are starting their own traditions, combining the American and Latino cultures. We’ve examined some of the most common ethnic traditions during Thanksgiving, or “Día de Acción de Gracias.”
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican National Holiday, and the country’s largest celebration of the year, although it has spread to many cultures, including Latin America and Europe. People prepare for this holiday throughout the year. Today is Day 2, which is when the souls of deceased adults are warmly welcomed home (children arrived at midnight the night before on the “Dia de los Inocentes”). Family and friends gather together and remember loved ones that have passed.
Hello! How is everyone enjoying these sunny days? I hope music is part of those days! Latin America has such a diverse choice of music, it’s hard to pick from just one. Each region has something different to offer.
Hello everyone! Today kicks off the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you have ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, or South America, make sure to celebrate from September 15 to October 15th. [Read more...]
This is Katherine, in the Marketing group at Conectando Latinos. This weekly blog is meant to provide you some insight as to what’s to come, get your feedback/suggestions, and share fun resources about the Latin culture.