Song of las Posadas Navideñas: A Guatemalan Holiday Tradition

From December 16th to Christmas Eve, Guatemalans celebrate the traditional Posadas Navideñas. Each night, a group of people visits three houses. Through this song, a ritualistic dialogue takes place in which José and María look for lodging to spend the night. The posada song is an essential part of Christmas traditions in Mexico, Guatemala, and … Read more

The Posadas Navideñas: Christmas Traditions in Guatemala

The posadas are one of the most important Christmas traditions in Guatemala. Christmas in Guatemala is such a special time of the year filled with delicious food, traditional Christmas songs and  different holidays  and customs.  The Christmas holidays in Guatemala usually kick off with la Quema del Diablo on December 7th, followed by the posadas navideñas and … Read more

Semana Nacional de la Vacunación Contra la Influenza

Del 2 al 8 de diciembre se celebra la Semana Nacional de la Vacuna contra la Influenza. La influenza es una enfermedad contagiosa grave que puede requerir hospitalización e incluso llevar a la muerte y es mas común durante los meses de invierno especialmente de diciembre a marzo. Se estima que la influenza, también conocida … Read more

Pumpkin Arroz con Leche

Arroz con leche is one of my favorite desserts . It reminds me of my childhood and I like it because it’s easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients I need to make it in my pantry. Now that I live in the United States I like giving my Arroz con Leche … Read more

Arroz con Leche Classic Recipe

Arroz con Leche: Classic Recipe Ingredients ½ pound of long grain rice 2 ½ cups of milk (you can use 1 ¼ cups of whole milk and 1 ¼ cups evaporated milk) 2 cups of water 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup of sugar ½ teaspoon salt Preparation In a heavy saucepan put the water, rice, … Read more

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Ingredients: 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Tsp Ground Ginger 1 Tsp Allspice 1 Tsp Nutmeg Mix all ingredients in and store in an airtight container.

Bilingual Book Review: Relativity/ Relatividad

Relativity Relativity is a bilingual book that explains the concepts of high, low, near, far, hot, cold, etc.  and how these are relative depending on what two things you are comparing. Written by Michael Smith with illustrations by Octavio Oliva this book is a great tool to teach children critical thinking.  Everything in this world … Read more

Latino Halloween: Halloween Videos in Spanish

Halloween or El Dia De Las Brujas can provide a great opportunity to reinforce Spanish at home with fun Halloween themed videos in Spanish. Here are some of our favorites: Sesame Street Halloween Video  You can get the complete video HERE or download it for your iPad HERE. The Monsters Bilingual Song by Music with … Read more