The Latino Holiday Book: From Cinco de Mayo to Día de Los Muertos-- the Celebrations and Traditions of Hispanic-Americans

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Marlowe & Company, 2004 - Reference - 224 pages
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The Latino Holiday Book is the essential resource for everyone wanting to celebrate and honor the special traditions and celebrations of Hispanic Americans. Author Valerie Menard takes readers through the full year, covering new year's traditions, Dí a de los Reyes, Calle Ocho, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, the feast of independence, National Puerto Rican Day, the feast of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre and Our Lady of the Divine Inspiration, Dí a de la Raza (the Latin American version of Columbus Day), Dí a de los Muertos, the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Christmas. Weddings, birthdays, and quinceañ eras are also explored in rich detail. For each celebration, Menard discusses their religious or social history, typical customs, special foods and activities, and gives recipes and instructions for making the authentic foods and crafts that particularly represent a day's traditions. With a foreword by Cheech Marin, this newly revised and expanded edition is more inclusive of Dominicans and Colombians and features two new holidays: Mother's Day and Dí a de los Niñ os.

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About the author (2004)

Menard is a freelance writer. She was hired as an editor for Hispanic Magazine in 1994-99. She is an expert on the Hispanic market and an advocate for Latino causes.

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