By Mariela Rosario | 11/25/2008 - 13:26
With Thanksgiving just around the corner you’re probably thinking about all you’re grateful for: good health, close friends, a loving family and delicious food. But what about those people whose lists are a bit shorter? The rush of the coming season makes it easy to focus our attention on things we want for ourselves (like finding the perfect outfit for that family dinner) and often leaves little room to think about others outside our circle.
Here’s how to have the best of both worlds: a fun party while giving back! Stress not included.
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 Latina Staff | 03/10/2008 - 10:45
Two weeks before Easter, in Mexico’s magical floating gardens of Xochimilco, the ancient goddess of flowers is honored in a four-day celebration. Take a cue from pre-colonial history: Welcome spring and indulge in a sensory experience of food and flowers—a combination that’s never out of season.