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The Latino holiday book : from Cinco de Mayo to Dia de los Muertos-- the celebrations and traditions of Hispanic-Americans

Author: Valerie Menard
Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co. ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2000.
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Discusses Latino celebrations, addressing religious and social history, typical customs, special foods and activities. Recipes and instructions provided for making the foods and crafts that represent the traditions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Menard
ISBN: 1569246467 9781569246467
OCLC Number: 43323759
Description: xvi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Spring --
primavera --
Celebrations of renewal --
Calle Ocho --
Street festival with a salsa beat --
Easter --
Casarones lighten up the holiday --
Cinco de Mayo --
Victory against all odds --
Summer --
verano --
Life celebrations and political holidays --
Cuban independence day --
Historic and ongoing struggle --
Feast of San Juan Bautista --
Patron saint of Puerto Rico --
National Puerto Rican day --
Diversity in the city --
Quinceañeras, birthdays, and weddings --
Life's biggest celebrations --
Fall --
otoño --
Ancestors and homeland --
Diez y seis --
A Triumph over tyranny --
Feast day of Nuestra Señora de la Divina Provendencia --
Veneration of a Caribbean Virgin --
Feast day of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre --
g The Copper Virgin --
Día de la Raza --
The Flip side of Columbus Day --
Día de los Muertos --
Celebrating death, celebrating life --
Winter --
invierno --
Advent and a fresh start --
Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe --
Reverend mother for a native people --
Feliz Navidad! --
Latinos celebrate unique Christmas traditions --
Día de los Reyes --
Reclaiming the Epiphany --
Directory of Latino organizations in the United States.
Responsibility: Valerie Menard ; foreword by Cheech Marin.

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Discusses Latino celebrations, addressing religious and social history, typical customs, special foods and activities. Recipes and instructions provided for making the foods and crafts that represent the traditions.

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