12 grapes at midnight. and other Latino New Year’s Eve traditions
Tonight’s the night! One year ends, and another begins. I’m celebrating with my family on a low-key night– food, drink, music, and fun at home. Some of my friends will […]
It’s posada season!
It’s the Christmas season once again… are you planning a posada? While many people think that a posada is just a Christma-time party, the cultural and religious history is more […]
Celebrating la Virgen de Guadalupe
To me December 12th has always been the day that we honor the Virgen de Guadalupe. When I lived in Mexico, there was a big festival that included a mass, […]
Uncovering the Meaning and Function of the Seven Cones in Piñatas
When was the last time you let yourself be blindfolded in public, were handed a bat, and encouraged to just swing blindly while music, clapping and chanting surrounded you? When […]