Baltaza: un Rey Mago negro - Easy Español

Baltazar: un Rey Mago negro

The legend of the Three Wise Men is very important in the Spanish-speaking world, and their arrival is eagerly awaited by all children. However, not everyone knows that the meaning and symbolism of the Three Wise Men underwent several political and social changes throughout history, particularly the image of Baltazar, the black Wise Man. Click play…

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Los rituales de Año Nuevo

Burning old objects or paper dolls, eating grapes, wearing specific clothing or throwing water onto the street are some of the many rituals celebrated all across Latin America to welcome in the New Year. Click play to listen all about these popular rituals!

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Easy Podcast: La Navidad Mexicana - Easy Español

La Navidad Mexicana

Christmas celebrations in Mexico begin early in December 16th and continue all the way down to the 25th. There are reenactments, caroling, processions, piñatas, nativity scenes, traditional drinks and food, and lots of quality time with family, friends and neighbors. Click play to learn all about Christmas in Mexico!  

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Día Nacional del Tango en Argentina

The tango is a dance and musical genre that originated in Argentina and Uruguay. In Argentina in particular tango has become an integral part of this country’s culture and identity, and it even has it’s own national day. Tango’s National Day is celebrated in December 11 in honor of two men that were deeply influential within…

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La primera celebración del Día de Gracias

56 years before that famous dinner at Plymouth, the Spanish conquistadores recently settled in Saint Augustine, Florida celebrated a thanksgiving mass followed by a large dinner shared with the natives of the region. Click play to learn all about this Día de Gracias español & the history of the current holiday!  

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Paraguay: Un país, dos lenguas

Both Spanish and Guaraní are the official languages of Paraguay which makes this country the only one in the world where a native language is used in every day life across all social and political circles by the majority of the population. Click play to learn more about how the Guaraní language has overcome countless…

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