Can you learn about other Hispanic celebrations that you didn’t know about? In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve rounded them up for you!
Why do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? 🤔
From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in many parts of the world. It is a comprehensive celebration of the history, culture and traditions of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean and Central and South American communities. It is a moment where people identify and respect their heritage. What was a week-long celebration in the United States in 1968 became a national commemoration in 1988. According to recent A study by the Pew Research Center, The Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow, reaching 62.1 million in 2020 With that said, it is valuable that we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for its impact and contribution to the diversity of the United States in many ways. 🎉
Have you heard about this? 🧐
It’s no wonder Hispanics are known for their celebrations. Why not when they celebrate with shouts of color, flowers, banderitas, and more! You may have experienced a Hispanic celebration, but if you want more, this is the right place to get ideas! 😎
1. Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia, Argentina
Held in early March, this popular festival runs for a week in Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital. The festival is a celebration of winemaking, offering visitors from around the world wine, drinks, food, live music and a lively parade.
2. Dia de los Muertos, Mexico
Although Catholicism is widespread in Mexico, Mexican traditions celebrate the dead differently on November 1 and 2. On the first day, people honor the baby angels or “angelitos”. The next day, the elders are then celebrated. On these days, altars decorated with colorful flowers are placed where pictures of their loved ones are placed and they wear makeup to represent the dead and feast with their families at the cemetery.
3. Barranquilla Carnival, Colombia
Declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, this famous Colombian festival is a 4-day celebration of colorful parades, vibrant costumes, street parties and feasts before the Catholic Lent season. It is known as a celebration of Spanish, African and other indigenous cultures through their expressive dances.
4. El Año Viejo, Ecuador
As one of Ecuador’s most interesting celebrations, El Ano Viejo is an end-of-the-year tradition of Ecuadorians where they burn Ano Viejo or “Old Year” dolls made of newspapers, straw, used old clothes, and sometimes even fireworks. To say goodbye to the past year and welcome a good year ahead at midnight on New Year’s Eve. On this occasion, men dress up as women to symbolize their mourning for the “vyudas” or widows and Ano Viejo dolls.
5. La Ciba Carnival, Honduras
Considered the country’s largest festival, the Feria de San Isidro is a celebration held every May in Honduras to honor Saint Isidore (Labor Saint). Celebrations include festivals, music festivals, parades and cultural activities. The people gathered at the festival also painted their faces in great designs!
6. Mitsura, Peru
Food is very important in Peruvian culture. And in this celebration, food enthusiasts and chefs from all over the country come together in the capital to showcase a variety of Peruvian dishes indexed with different delicacies from different regions of Peru. In addition to food, celebrants enjoy music, dance performances, and an array of products that people can purchase.
7. Festival de la Pina Paradisiaca, Puerto Rico
Also known as the Pineapple Festival, this annual celebration takes place in the town of La Perguera. It is a place that tourists and locals alike flock to because of its blue water bay, restaurants, bars and sightseeing boat rentals. As the name suggests, vendors sell local products such as pineapples, fried foods and other products during this festival.
8. La Tomatina, Spain
The world’s biggest food fight? This is Spain’s La Tomatina. Thousands of people take to the streets in Bunol town to throw tomatoes at each other. It is claimed to be the root of a disrupted parade in 1945, which resulted in frustrated people throwing tomatoes and the rest is history. It seems fighting has never been so fun and unforgettable!
9. Festival de San Pedro y San Pablo, Venezuela
A major event for Venezuelans, the Fiesta de San Pedro (Saint Peter) y San Pablo (Saint Paul), is a collective celebration of folklore dances, traditional music and food. The night before the festival, bonfires are lit in the streets, and young women hope to make the baby jump over the fire. Also people wear traditional clothes and present authentic Venezuelan street food such as empanadas, tajadas or yuca!
Are you ready for the best part? 🤯
As a multicultural small business, it is always our goal to promote the different cultures and traditions of the world. As the new quarter approaches, we’re proud to share that we’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with experiences that take us on a journey through the great heritage of our community, the food, drink and traditions that make them who they are. We are excited to launch a new experience Paint and greet the llamaAnd Hispanic-inspired is our favorite event Cocktails and mocktailsAnd Prepare the hot sauce!🌶️🌮🧑🏾🌾🪅💐