The Three Kings’ Day is the most exciting day of the year for kids living in Hispanic countries. The story of Santa Claus is not as embraced as the biblical story of the Three Kings who first handedly gave Jesus gifts, and so the tradition of gift giving is more appropriate on Three Kings’ Day rather than Christmas day. It is a day near and dear to the hearts of Hispanic people from all over the world.
There are approximately 52 million Hispanic people living in the United States and many will be celebrating Thanksgiving or “Día de Acción de Gracias”. While many Hispanic homes will be filled with the wonderful smell of turkey roasting in the oven, other traditional dishes will accompany the turkey at the table that reflect the unique Hispanic culinary heritage.
Día de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is not a time for sadness and morning but a time for happiness and celebration. From midnight October 31st through November 2nd, the veil between the living and the dead thins. The living remember and reunite with their family members who awaken from their eternal sleep and pass over from the land of the dead into the land of the living.
¡Feliz Navidad! The Christmas season is a special event all around the world, and it brings happiness, joy and excitement to many but especially to children. In Spain, the Christmas season is celebrated with family, and it includes more than just one special day. There are many different Spanish Christmas activities for children. Food, decoration, parades, gifts, songs, and dances are a big part of the tradition. Spanish Christmas for children is truly a special time.