Culture

PASEO ARTISTICO: Celebrating the Mission, Selena, and Calle 24 // SF 1

PASEO ARTISTICO: Celebrates the Mission, Selena, and Calle 24 // SF

Last Sunday’s big Latino event in Mission district. The city of SF is trying to help promote its Latino heritage. We wish more Bay Area Cities do the same! The Calle 24 Latino Cultural District was the place to be on Saturday, April 8, 2017. See below for schedule of activities. Excerpt Mission Local Some […]

Death at Mexico's #1 Quinceañera

Death at Mexico’s #1 Quinceañera

A man has been killed in a horse race at a birthday party after an invitation went viral on Facebook. Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday on a ranch in central Mexico after the invitation to the event […]

Mexican Christmas Traditions 1

Mexican Christmas Traditions

Did you know Mexican Christmas season isn’t over until February 2nd? There’s many traditions of Christmas in Mexico. Some originated in Spain, while others developed in Mexico. These festivities happen all December, but in fact, the Christmas season isn’t really over until February 2nd. See all December festivals and events in Bay Area!   1. […]

7 Latin American Christmas Traditions [VIDEO]

7 Latin American Christmas Traditions [VIDEO]

For many Latinos, Christmas Eve is even more important than Christmas morning. But this isn’t the only tradition that exists in Latin America. Here’s 7 that you may not have known about! Video:

Meaning of Las Posadas 1

What is Las Posadas?

Posadas are an important part of Mexican Christmas celebrations. They’re held in neighborhoods for 9 nights across Mexico, and also becoming popular in the United States. The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish. This tradition re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, to be counted in the Census just prior to the birth […]

La Virgen de Guadalupe [HISTORY]

La Virgen de Guadalupe [HISTORY]

Every December 12, Catholics all over the world (especially in Latin America) celebrate the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. But in Mexico this day is one of the most important holidays of the year! Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. Here, she is known as “La Reina de Mexico” and […]

The Work of Day of the Dead: by historian Thomas Laqueur // Berkeley

4th Annual Tianguis: Anti-Mall Holiday Craft Fair // Berkeley

Enjoy traditional Mexican music, food, door prizes and much more! Plus, find the perfect gifts you’re looking for this holiday season from local vendors! Want to sign-up as a vendor? http://lapena.org/craft-fair-2016/ (Requirement: items must be hand-made.)     A tianguis is an open-air market or bazaar that is traditionally held on certain market days in […]

Mexican Christmas Gifts @ Polanco Gallery // San Francisco 1

2016 Virgin Mary Guadalupe Pilgrimage // San Francisco

“¿No estoy yo aquí que soy tu Madre?” Cruzada Guadalupana de San Francisco is a 12 mile walk from South SF’s All Souls Parish to SF’s St. Mary cathedral. See below for details and photos. The annual Cruzada Guadalupana pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe marches from All Souls Parish in South San […]

21st Annual Fruitvale Dia Los Muertos // Oakland

21st Annual Fruitvale Dia Los Muertos // Oakland

Announcing the 21st Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival! Dia de los Muertos Festival celebrates our traditions with talented artists, unique craft vendors, retailers and musicians. Every year the highlight of the event is the sacred altars and memorials, created by local artists. As one of Oakland’s largest community events, the festival attracts up to […]

La Ultima Parada 2016: A celebration of life on Day of the Dead // San Jose 1

La Ultima Parada 2016: Dia Los Muertos, 3 stages // San Jose

La Ultima Parada Sunday, October 30, Noon-8pm San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza will host LUP for a second year, expecting over 4,000 participants. The long-standing Dia de los Muertos celebration returns in a major way with La Ultima Parada: A Celebration of Life on the Day of the Dead, an all-day spectacular set to take […]

2016 Dia De Los Muertos in Bay Area 2

2016 Dia De Los Muertos in Bay Area

Bay Area’s biggest list of Dia de los Muertos! In Mexico, November 1st is All Saints day. A day to honor and respect the innocents, children & infants. November 2nd is Dia De Los Muertos. The day to honor deceased adults. On these days, altars are made in honor of them. People build them on […]