By Dorkys Ramos | 01/06/2009 - 13:37
Your child has been waiting all year for this – a chance to replenish her toy bin with goodies galore. Now that Three Kings Day is here, she'll be collecting the last of her holiday bounty and as the dolls, bikes and action figures roll in it’s important to keep her safety in mind.
By Yuliana Gomez | 12/22/2008 - 17:15
It’s that time of year again! Those in the know anxiously await Representative Loretta Sanchez’s goofy holiday cards each season, which feature her and her cat Gretzky in different funny scenarios (on a beach, by a fireplace, sleeping in a sofa) every year. Seriously. We're not even joking about this one. What makes this whole endeavor even crazier is the fact that she spent a reported 130 thousand (thousand, not hundred) dollars on the holiday card! We thought the government was trying to cut back on wasteful spending?
By Mariela Rosario | 12/19/2008 - 16:20
Many Latino families celebrate the tradition of Dia del Los Tres Reyes or Three Kings Day. For some kids, this is an even bigger celebration than Christmas! In an upcoming episode of Dora the Explorer, she helps the little ones understand the Latino traditions surrounding this special day. We talked to 12 year old Caitlin Sanchez, the adorable little girl who is the new voice of Dora about her own family’s traditions and how she feels about her big break.
Congratulations on your new gig, Caitlin! How do you like being the new voice of Dora?
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/18/2008 - 17:15
Let’s face it: With Mami’s pernil in the oven and the office party’s open bar calling your name, the holidays are probably not the best time to start a new diet. But there’s plenty you can do to fight off those celebration pounds without depriving yourself:
1. Go to bed. Studies show that being a sleep-deprived zombie can make it harder to tell when you’re full and lead to an increase in hormones that stimulate hunger.
2. When imbibing, avoid mixers—you’ll dodge tons of empty calories. (See above for more drinking tips.)
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 10/24/2008 - 12:24
Día De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a holiday that has been celebrated for thousands of years. The goal of the celebration is to honor and pray for deceased friends and family members. Although tied to the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, which fall on the same calendar dates (Nov. 1st & 2nd), the origins of the modern holiday can be traced to indigenous observances, most specifically to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl or "The Lady of the Dead".
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2008 - 16:18
Does your family celebrate some unique traditions come Christmas time? Although many of these practices may seem silly, the holidays just wouldn’t feel the same with out them! Check out our round up of our favorite Latino Holiday traditions:
- In Puerto Rico, children celebrate the festive Dia de los Reyes by placing hay under their beds to feed the hungry camels of the 3 Kings. We all know the real reason kids play along is because they know that there will be a present where the hay used to be the very next morning.