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AS Tradiciones II

Vocabulary for Hispanic traditions

TermDefinition
Día de la Hispanidad, Fiesta de la Raza, Fiesta Nacional de España 12th October, celebrates Columbus discovering the Americas, and Hispanic identity
Día de los Muertos Mexican celebration honouring and remembering the dead, 1st November
ofrenda an altar with offerings to the dead
pan de muerto bread baked for the dead
cempazuchitl, cempasúchil yellow marigolds, symbols of death
calaveras sugar skulls
papel picado paper cut into festive shapes, such as calacas
el panteón cemetery, specific use for this festival only
vela candle
la calaca whimsical skeletons drawn or sculpted for this day
la Catrina icon of death, a wealthy woman with a skeletal face, painted by José Guadalupe Posada
el camino de pétalos path of flowers leading the dead to the altar
alebrijes papier mache figures resembling animals
Cinco de Mayo Mexican celebration of the victory of the French at the Battle of Puebla. Adopted and misunderstood by Americans as Mexico's national day.
La Quinceañera Traditional celebration of womanhood, held on a girl's 15th birthday in Latino culture
Inti Raymi An Inca sun festival, still held today by the indigenous Quechua people in the city of Cusco. June 24th.
Las Posadas religious festival celebrating the journey of Mary and Joseph to the Inns of Bethlehem, celebrated in most of Latin America during December 16th-24th
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