Kw-halloween-logo-small

Hispanic Culture and Traditions

Find out about Hispanic culture and traditions with help from Kidzworld.
Hispanic Heritage

"Heritage" is defined as the customs and traditions that are handed down from generation to generation of families and society. A person with Latino heritage is a descendant of a family from Mexico, Central America or South America. Peeps who are Hispanic are from a country where Spanish is spoken. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, (which is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th), let's check out some of their traditions.

Hispanic Holidays

Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a proud day for Mexicans who celebrate the victory over the French at the battle of Pueblo on May 5, 1862. The French army was better armed and three times larger but the Mexican army still defeated them. Now every May 5th there are parades, music and lots of celebrating!

Mexican Independence Day
September 16th, 1810 marks the day when Mexican priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, called for the arrest of all Spanish settlers living in the town of Delores. He sparked a revolution that lasted over 11 years. But, by 1821, Mexico managed to claim its independence from Spain.

Puerto Rican Emancipation Day
Emancipation is when slaves were set free. Puerto Ricans celebrate Emancipation Day on March 22nd.

Hispanic Traditions and Culture

  • Piñata: A decorated container filled with candy and toys is suspended in the air to be broken by blindfolded kids with sticks. Piñata's are used as part of Christmas and birthday celebrations in certain Latin-American countries. Find out how you can make your own piñata right here!
  • Aztecs: These peeps are the native people of central Mexico whose civilization was at its height at the time of the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century.
  • Quinceañera: The Quinceañera is the Latina coming-of-age celebration on a girl's 15th birthday. The word "quinceañera" comes from the Spanish words "quince" for 15 and "años" for years.
  • El Chupacabra: El Chupacabra is a mythological creature whose name translated into English means "the goat-sucker," because that's exactly what it does. El Chupacabra made its first appearance in the farmlands of Puerto Rico where it left tons of goats dead. All of the goats had been left fully intact, but were drained of all their blood. Scary.

To check out more Hispanic culture and traditions, click here.

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

Evea

Evea wrote:

I want a Quinceañera. ;)
commented: Fri Jul 05, 2013

SelenaDemiZendaya
cool
commented: Sun May 05, 2013

-Allie-

-Allie- wrote:

Ole
commented: Fri May 03, 2013

there are 52 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1098486132218

When is the Day of the Dead?

  • January 1st.
  • It's sometime in October - it changes every year.
  • May 5th.
  • November 1st.

related stories

Cinqo de Mayo is on it's way. Get ready to party by making your own pinata! We've got a step-by-s...
Hispanic culture is about a heck of a lot more than tacos. Check out the 411 on this vibrant comm...
Micro_cincodemayo-micro
Cinco de Mayo is a big holiday in Mexico. The Mexican army was outnumbered by the French army but...
Head to the famous cliffs in La Quebrada, Mexico and watch divers jump into what looks like just ...

Random in the forums

hugebear
hugebear posted in Say Anything:
Ello and I has been here the long time  and I does remember Nerdling Dancing in my rainbow converse Doghead Alexithymia Tenko All of them except Cindy got to age 18 and had to leave or their profiles was locked.  Cindy still comes on KW sometimes :) I does remember seeing you around a little bit on the forums but I cant remember if we talked much and welcome back though and some of the other older members is still around
reply 2 minutes
Bunnoo
Bunnoo posted in Say Anything:
*Breaks other window* SHES OFFLINE! WE'RE TOO LATE!
reply 2 minutes
Bunnoo
Bunnoo posted in Say Anything:
BTW, what's roleplaying? How do you do it? Is it on KW? Sorry I was just curious. :)
reply 3 minutes
shae508
shae508 posted in Say Anything:
Thundy! Come on!!!!
reply 3 minutes
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
The first mistake you made was asserting that religion and God are one in the same. Religion is structure by which man has created doctrine, tradition, ceremonies, sacraments and other customs as an addition to their belief in a deity. To the topic itself, religion can be a great thing. Without it, we would not have culture spread like we do now, but we also would have a great deal of wars that were not fought with its absence.
reply 5 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...