Our Lady of Regla is a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary venerated in: Virgin of Regla in Cuba In Cuba, the Virgin is venerated at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Regla, (Church of Our Lady of Regla) in Regla, Havana, Cuba. Regla is an Afro-Cuban neighborhood famous for its music. Her feast day is September 7. Every year the faithful gather for a procession. … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Virgin of Regla!
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
The Assumption of Mary is a Roman Catholic feast on August 15 that celebrates the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (commemorates her death). The ancient stories were written as poetry to inspire understanding, not to be taken literally. One of the interesting things about the veneration of the Virgin Mary is that it arose from the people, not from the church. The story is … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Assumption of Mary, the Divinity of Women, and Summer Holidays!
Spain's national day, La Fiesta Nacional de España, is October 12. It commemorates the day in 1492 when the first Columbus expedition claimed the Americas for Spain. Rodrigo de Triana, a sailor on the expedition, was the first to see land. Columbus claimed the discovery to earn a reward, but he lied. The exact location is lost to the mists of time, but is believed to be … [Read more...] about Celebrate Spain’s National Day, La Fiesta Nacional de España!
Saint James the Greater was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is the patron saint of Spain and Guatemala. He is also the patron saint of Galicia, the nation-state in the northwest corner of Spain, and many small towns across the Latin world including Loíza, Puerto Rico. Saint James In this epoch when we are reexamining the meaning of icons of identity, Saint … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Feast of St. James, Patron Saint of Loíza Aldea Puerto Rico, Spain, and Guatemala
Mother's Day is celebrated on different dates around the world. Hispanic Mother's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May. Hispanic Mother's Day The next Hispanic Mother's Day is Sunday, May 1, 2022. Día de la Madre 🇪🇸Dia das Mães 🇵🇹 🇨🇻Ziua Mamei 🇷🇴 Family is the heart of Latin culture, and Latin men are often close to their mothers, so Mother's Day is a … [Read more...] about Happy Hispanic Mother’s Day, Día de la Madre!
Festivals are a great time to get to know a country or region. These are some of the big festivals in Spain. January 20, 2020 ~ La Tamborrada is a drum festival in San Sebastián, Spain. February 20 - March 1, 2020 Cádiz Carnival is one of Spain's popular Carnivals. February 21 - March 1, 2020 ~ Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is Spain's most popular Carnival. March … [Read more...] about Festivals in Spain