Kw-logo-holiday

Hispanic Culture and Heritage

Learn more about Hispanic heritage!
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. 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!

Related Stories:
>

readers voted!

Comments

springchick556
hispaniczzzzzzzzz turn my swag onnnnnn (i don't know y i said that LOL)
commented: Fri Sep 20, 2013

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

Asian!
commented: Tue Sep 03, 2013

bluegumdrop

bluegumdrop wrote:

IM HISPANIC,LMFAO! Tongue Out
commented: Thu Nov 01, 2012

there are 44 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


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

latest videos

F1099435521750

Fave Mexican Food? Vote!

  • Tacos.
  • Moles.
  • Burittos.
  • Fajitas.

related stories

Micro_historyofthepinata-micro
Piñatas are a fun part of traditional Mexican festivities, whether it’s a birthday party or Cinco...
Cinqo de Mayo is on it's way. Get ready to party by making your own pinata! We've got a step-by-s...
Micro_hispanic-micro
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...

Random in the forums

Charulata
Charulata posted in General:
"phoenix_Esha123" wrote:YOUR MOOD:- Happy :D<br>FAVOURITE COLOUR :- Blue<br>FAVOURITE CARTOON :- Shinchan and Oggy And The Cockroaches :P Hey Esha! You're Happy , Your favorite color is Blue and your favorite cartoon is Oggy and the cockroaches and Shinchan :) So , I think you're DORA (:
reply 1 minute
phoenix_Esha123
YOUR MOOD:- Happy :D FAVOURITE COLOUR :- Blue FAVOURITE CARTOON :- Shinchan and Oggy And The Cockroaches :P
reply 4 minutes
smarttwinkle
smarttwinkle posted in General:
Thnks  :)
reply 17 minutes
Charulata
Charulata posted in General:
"smarttwinkle" wrote:MOOD-SCHOOL CLOSED             Tooooooooo boredCOLOR-Black               i  :love itCARTOON-Shinchan and Pokemon As your mood is bored  ,your favorite color is Black and your favorite cartoon is Shinchan and Pokemon , I think you're Winnie The Pooh (:
reply 28 minutes
smarttwinkle
smarttwinkle posted in General:
MOOD-SCHOOL CLOSED              Tooooooooo bored COLOR-Black                i  :love it CARTOON-Shinchan and Pokemon
reply 32 minutes

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

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

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

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