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Here are the top ten articles for the Hispanic Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 12, Catholics the world over, especially in Latin America, celebrate the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She is called La Reina de Mexico and is quite a cultural icon. In 1999 Pope John Paul II proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe a patron saint of all the Americas.

4. How Hispanics Celebrate Thanksgiving
Growing up Hispanic in the United States is unique compared to any other experience through out the Latin American world. It is a complex yet full experience in that you find yourself learning and respecting your roots

5. 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.

6. The Hispanic Tradition of the Three Kings Day
The Hispanic Tradition of celebrating the Three King’s Day or El Dia De Los Tres Magos actually holds its roots in Catholic Traditions. In the Catholic Tradition, the 6th of January is set aside to celebrate

7. Quinceañeras
There are many places on the web where one might find out what the traditions of the Quiceañera celebration are as well as the gifts that are commonly given. In this article, I am going to cover the history of the Quiceañera as well as the meanings behind the celebration.

8. Traditions of Quinceañeras
The traditions of Quinceañeras may vary from family to family and from region to region but for the most part the core of the traditions are the same.

9. Understanding Hispanic Immigration
Many people wonder why Hispanics immigrate to the North. When Hispanics from the lower areas of the Americas arrive, many are confused why they recall so fondly in tales the way life used to be

10. The Poinsettia - Flor De La Noche Buena
The Poinsettia, a Latin American flora, is used to decorate houses through out the world in readiness for Christmas.



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