There’s no time like Easter in Latin America! Otherwise known as Holy Week or Semana Santa, Easter is one of the most important and widely celebrated Catholic traditions in Latin America. Every year during Easter, people dress up, they grow quiet, they make noise, they eat certain things and stop eating others, they organize parades, they play music, and go to church; they do all of these and...Read More
Do people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Latin America? In certain countries, yes, and it’s called el Día de San Patricio.
It may surprise you to learn that more countries worldwide celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than any other national holiday. While it began as a Christian celebration honoring Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick, it has evolved into a full-on shamrock party. Countless parades,...Read More