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  Day of the Dead

  Fiestas

La Piñata

English “No quiero oro ni quiero plata, yo lo que quiero es romper la piñata! Cuando los primeros evangelizadores llegaron a México se enfrentaron a una forma de vida totalmente diferente a la que ellos practicaban. La conquista fue no… Read More

  Holidays

Commemoration of the  Mexican Revolution - Book Cover

Commemoration of the Mexican Revolution

On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

  Hispanic Flags

The Flag of Ecuador

Yellow Stripe: Gold & Rich National Resources Blue Stripe:  Oceans & Sky Red Stripe: Blood of the Heroes The flag of Ecuador was first adopted on September 26, 1860. In 1900 the coat of arms was added to the center of the… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

The Flag of Chile

Blue: Pacific Ocean and Sky White:  Snow covered Andes Red:  The blood of the Independence heroe Star: Guide to progress and honor The Flag of Chile is also known as  La Estrella Solitaria, The Lone Star. The inclusion of the star goes back to the star… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

The Flag of Venezuela

Yellow: Rich natural resources Blue:  The Caribbean Sea Red:  The blood of the Independence heroes Stars: 7 Provinces that signed the Independence Act + Guyana The Venezuelan Flag has three stripes. On the blue stripe there are eight stars that symbolize the 7 provinces… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

The Flag of Nicaragua

Blue: Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean White: Purity , Peace and Integrity The flag of Nicaragua, first adopted on September 4, 1908, has three horizontal stripes. The blue stripes of the flag represent the two oceans that border Central America, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The central… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

The Flag of Peru

Red: The blood of the heroes White : Peace Freedom and Justice The flag of Peru was adopted on March 7, 1825.   The Peruvian flag has three vertical stripes of equal dimensions. Two red stripes border the central white band.  The red ones represent… Read More

  Hispanic Flags

The Flag of Honduras

Blue Stripes: Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea Blue Stars:  5 original Central American provinces White Stripe: Patriotism and Peace The flag of Honduras was  adopted on March 7, 1866.   The Honduran flag has three stripes of equal dimensions. Two blue stripes border the… Read More

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