Day of the Dead NYC 2022 (Día de los Muertos) is a family tradition of remembering ancestors and tending their graves. There is nothing bad or scary about it. As a blend of American and European traditions, the celebration takes many forms around the world, including in Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Philippines, and Spain. Depending on the country, … [Read more...] about Day of the Dead NYC 2022 Día de los Muertos is a Three-Day Family Celebration of Life
Central and South Andean communities celebrate Pachamama on August 1, but preparations start the eve before. Pachamama Pachamama is the Quechuan and Aymaran name for Mother Earth. It literally means world mother, but also refers to her spirit. If you need equivalence to understand, she is the Andean Virgin Mary. We respect her all year long, but especially on August … [Read more...] about Celebrate Pachamama, the Andean New Year That Honors Mother Earth!
Ecuadorian Independence Day celebrates independence from Spain on August 10. On this day in 1809, Criollo rebels took over the Ecuadorian capital Quito. In Spanish, it is "El Dia del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito" (The day of the first declaration of independence of Quito). El Dia del Primer Grito de Independencia de Quito The Spanish, led by Francisco … [Read more...] about Celebrate Ecuadorian Independence Day!