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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.
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.
3. The Sanchez Sisters
The story of the fascinating and beautiful Sánchez sisters is a story of heroism and intrigue during the United States Civil War. The Sanchez sisters were heroines to the Confederate Army who effectively stymied the plot of the Union officers and kept a constant stream of intelligence flowing for th
4. 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.
5. Loreta Janeta Velazquez
Loreta Velazquez, inspired by Joan of Arc’s story as a child, is the only woman to have served in the Civil War as a socialite spy and as a male officer in battle simultaneously. Soldiers who served with Lieutenant Buford confirmed that he conducted himself with integrity and conduct becoming an off
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. Brief History of the Pepper (genus Capsicum)
Peppers are a culinary gift from the Americas to global cuisine. Imagine Szechwan cooking without the spicy goodness of chili peppers. What would deviled eggs be without a sprinkling of smoked Hungarian paprika? A Bloody Mary tastes all the better with a few dashes of Tabasco sauce.
8. Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014
Gabriel García Márquez, a great Latin American journalist and novelist, was born in the town of Aracataca, Colombia on March, 6 1927 and died April 14, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. Marquez, known affectionately as Gabo the world over, is deeply mourned by millions of readers around the world.
9. What are Telenovelas?
Telenovelas make for fascinating television, and you are probably more familiar with them than you think! (Ever watched Ugly Betty? It was originally a Columbian telenovela.) But beware-these television shows can be highly addictive and require some major time commitment. You’ve been warned!
10. The Lowrider History
Many people look at the Lowrider today and do not understand its origins, meanings and values. Many people have adopted this distinctly Chicano invention and attempted to call it their own. The Lowrider.
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