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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!

4. 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.

5. Hispanic Concepts of Time
There are many things to love about the Hispanic Culture, one of my favorites is their ability to live in the now. Time seems to have a different meaning for many Hispanics.

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. 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

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. La Malinche – Traitor, Victim, or Survivor?
One of the most maligned individuals in Mexican history is "La Malinche." Also known as Malintzin and Doña Marina, she was given to Hernan Cortés as a gift. Her bilingual skills (Nahuatl and Maya) made her a valuable asset to Cortés in the conquest of the Aztecs. Learn about this fascinating woman!

10. Introduction to Hispanic Culture
Hispanic or Latino? Read this article to learn the different meanings and identifiers for people of Hispanic and Latino ancestry.



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