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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 […]

Win Movie Tickets! Star War's featuring Diego Luna 4

Star Wars features Mexican actor Diego Luna

Finally, a LATINO stars in NEW movie of Star War. Diego Luna from MEXICO is awesome! From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the […]

Rumba under Dome! NEW YEAR'S @ WESTFIELD CENTRE 4

Rumba under Dome! NEW YEAR’S @ WESTFIELD CENTRE

This website page is for 2016! To see 2017 click below! RUMBA NYE 2017 @ SF Westfield Centre   WESTFIELD CENTRE and 99.7FM Radio Station offers Latino music, and Club/Vegas/Top 40 music, all on 4th level under its gorgeous dome (photos below). Featuring 3 Dance Areas, 12+ DJ’s with Top 40 & Latin Grooves, Special […]

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 […]

HSN TV is LOOKING FOR PRODUCTS CREATED BY LATINOS

HSN TV is Casting For Products Created By Latinos

Project American Dreams is a business competition that discovers, mentors and fast-tracks Latino entrepreneurs to launch their products live on HSN. Take your Latino product invention from startup to stardom! See video!   LOOKING FOR PRODUCTS CREATED BY LATINOS TO LAUNCH ON TV: EXTENDED DEADLINE IS NOW DECEMBER 16th. Presented by U.S. Bank, Project American […]

[exhibit] 6th Chicana/o Biennial @ MACLA // San Jose 1

[exhibit] 6th Chicana/o Biennial @ MACLA // San Jose

MACLA/ Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is pleased to present its much-anticipated 6th Chicana/o Biennial. MACLA’s most visible and popular juried exhibition that “takes inventory of the critical edge and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art. Curated by Guest Jurors Melanie Cervantes, artist and activist (Dignidad Rebelde), Eugene Rodriguez, artist and lecturer, and […]

LUZIA, Mexican Cirque du Soleil // San Francisco

Owner’s Son Dies @ LUZIA, Mexico Cirque du Soleil // San Francisco

The owner’s son died tragically on Tuesday night, at SF’s annual Cirque du Soleil. The show is cancelled for now! Cal/OSHA, the state’s workplace safety agency, is investigating an accident that killed a worker at the Cirque du Soleil show Luzia in San Francisco Tuesday night. “The maintenance worker was struck in the head by […]

Xavier Becerra is New California Attorney General

Xavier Becerra is New California Attorney General

Gov. Jerry Brown has tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) to be the next attorney general of California. He will succeed Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November. He will lead the state’s looming court battles with Donald Trump over climate change, immigration and more. The office of […]

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 […]

2016 Latino Halloween parties in Bay Area 1

2016 Latino Halloween parties in Bay Area

Biggest list of Latino Halloween parties in our Bay Area! This year’s Halloween can be celebrated for 4 days, as it starts on Friday and ends on Monday, October 31st. Question: What’s your costume, and which party will you be at? number of events: 29 last update: 10/27, 7pm   Friday   Dance Fridays Halloween: […]