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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. The Blue Amaryllis, a Book Review
The Blue Amaryllis is a romantic adventure that takes place deep in the remotest areas of the Amazon rainforest. In addition to being a heartrending love story, the author, Sonia de Leon explores ecological, social and political issues affecting the survival of the indigenous people of the Amazon.
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. 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!
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. Chocolate - Ancient Drink of the Gods
Treasured by native Mesoamericans for thousands of years, chocolate is the most significant cultural gift from the New World. Cacao beans highly prized and endowed with magical and spiritual powers were originally used to make a chocolate drink for the most elite of Mesoamerican society.
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. 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.
8. 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
9. 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
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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