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

Author: Valerie Menard
Publisher: New York : Marlowe & Co. ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Updated and expanded 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Describes Hispanic holidays and celebrations throughout the year, from Cinco de Mayo to the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, describing the traditions, history, recipes, and crafts associated with each.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Menard
ISBN: 1569244065 9781569244067
OCLC Number: 56685347
Description: xvi, 224 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: SPRING : PRIMAVERA: CELEBRATIONS OF RENEWAL: Calle Ocho: street festival with a salsa beat --
Easter: cascarones lighten up the holiday --
Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los libros: Spring brings appreciation of children (and reading) --
Cinco de Mayo: victory against all odds --
SUMMER : VERANO: LIFE CELEBRATIONS AND POLITICAL HOLIDAYS: Cuban Independence Day --
Feast of San Juan Bautista : patron saint of Puerto Rico --
National Puerto Rican Day: celebration of diversity in the city --
Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira / Our Lady of Chiquinquira : patron virgin of Colombia --
Colombian Independence Day: Simon Bolivar's Crusade --
Quinceaneras, birthdays and weddings: life biggest celebrations --
FALL :OTONO: ANCESTORS AND HOMELAND: Diez y Seis: a triumph over tyranny --
Feast Day of Nuestra Senora de la Divina Providencia: Veneration of a Caribbean virigin --
Feast Day of Neustra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre: the Copper Virgin --
Dia de la Raza: the flip side of Columbus Day --
Dia de los Muertos: celebrating Death, celebrating Life --
WINTER : INVIERN: Advent, a patron virgin, and freedom --
Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe: Revered Mother for a native people --
Feliz Navidad! : reclaiming the epiphany --
Nuestra Senora de Altagracia / Our Lady of High Grace: Patron Virgin of Dominican Republic --
Dominican Independence Day: Hispaniola no longer.
Responsibility: Valerie Menard ; foreword by Cheech Marin.
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Describes Hispanic holidays and celebrations throughout the year, from Cinco de Mayo to the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, describing the traditions, history, recipes, and crafts associated with each.

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