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Hispanic Culture and 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. Let's check out some of their traditions.

Hispanic Food

Hispanic foods have many different characteristics, but one of the main things that make it distinctive is that it tends to be spicy! Here are some traditional Hispanic dishes:

  • Moles: Pronounced Mo-lay, the name of this dish comes from the Aztec word for "mixture." Mole Poblano de Guajolote, is a mixture of dried chiles, nuts, seeds, vegetables, spices and chocolate.
  • Tortillas: This flat bread is made of wheat flour or masa and forms the base of tons of tasty Mexican dishes like enchiladas, burritos and fajitas.
  • Ceviche: A Mexican dish of raw fish marinated in limejuice, often in a chopped salad.
  • Poc Chuc: A Yucatecan specialty made with pork fillet cooked with tomatoes, onions and spices.

Hispanic Arts

  • Mexican Basket Weaving: Basket weaving is a traditional Mexican craft.
  • Earthenware: Terra Cotta pots and sculpture are common Hispanic crafts. Terra Cotta is a hard semi-fired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction.
  • Pinatas: A paper mache container that is decorated and filled with candy and toys. Pinata's are used as part of Christmas and birthday celebrations.

There's tons more to learn about Hispanic culture so click here for more!

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