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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. 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.
2. Hispanic Cultural Values Family
I have recently been asked,"What the values are within the Hispanic community?" This gave me quite a bit to think about.Yes, I think there are a
3. 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.
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.
5. Carnival, Mardi Gras and Hispanic Culture
Are the origins of Carnival and Mardi Gras? Are they Hispanic or French in heritage? Well, the answer might surprise you. It is a little bit of both and a little bit of neither.
6. Traditional Quinceañera Gifts and Accessories
There are some essentials for a traditional Quinceañera and then there are accessories that make the occasion seem like a fantasy for the evening.
7. 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
8. 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.
9. Maria Teresa Kumar
Maria Teresa Kumar, young, beautiful, dynamic, and oh so savvy, is making a magnificent impact on Latino youth in the United States. She is the President and CEO of Voto Latino a non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering Latino youth to improve their futures through civic participation.
10. 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.
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