The Relevance of Purim Holiday Today: Reflections on the Story of Esther
Purim is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from the hands of the evil Haman in ancient Persia. At the center of the Purim story is Queen Esther, who risked her life to save her people from the genocidal plot of Haman. Although the events of Purim took place thousands […]
The Meaning of Amor Prohibido in English: Explained
“Amor prohibido” is a phrase that you may have come across in Spanish language media, such as music, movies, and novels. It is also the title of one of Selena’s hits. I have a video about the lyrics of that song here. It translates to “forbidden love” in English and often refers to a romantic […]
Holi – India’s Festival of Colors
We will learn a bit more about the celebration of Holi – The Festival of Colors. This Festival started in India but has gained popularity around the world for the fun colorful ways of celebrating. Where did Holi begin? Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that originated in India, particularly in the northern regions of […]
Cinco de Mayo – Listening Comprehension Resources in English and Spanish
Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo Meaning Cinco de Mayo literally means the 5th of May. This was an important day in Mexico’s history and that is why this day is celebrated. Remember, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. This day was the day when the small Mexican army was able to make […]
Birthday Traditions in Mexico
Birthdays in Mexico are celebrated with a range of traditions that reflect the country’s rich cultural history. From the traditional birthday song, “Las Mañanitas,” to the colorful piñata and festive birthday cake, these customs combine to create a unique and lively celebration. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, learning about Mexican birthday traditions is […]
The Story of Cinco de Mayo
The Story of Cinco de Mayo May 5 Celebration in Mexico Cinco de Mayo is a very misunderstood holiday. Many people mistake Cinco de Mayo as the Mexican Independence Day. Mexico actually celebrates its independence from Spanish rule on September 16. Also, Cinco de Mayo is not really a huge celebration in Mexico. There are […]
La Historia del Cinco de Mayo
La Historia del Cinco de Mayo El Cinco de Mayo es una fiesta un poco confusa. Mucha gente confunde el Cinco de Mayo con el Día de la Independencia de México. México en realidad celebra su independencia del dominio español el 16 de septiembre. Además, el Cinco de Mayo no es realmente una gran celebración […]
El Dia de San Patricio
Aprende sobre el dia festivo irlandes – el dia de San Patricio. ¿De dónde viene el día de San Patricio? El Dia de San Patricio se celebra en Irlanda desde el siglo 9 o 10. Tenemos evidencia de que se celebró en los Estados Unidos desde 1601. Esta es una de las celebraciones más extendidas […]
What is the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day?
This article addresses what is St. Patrick’s Day? Meaning what is the holiday and why do we celebrate it. I also address several more questions that my students frequently ask about this holiday. What is the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural holiday that is celebrated annually on […]
What is Saint Patrick’s Day?
Read about the holiday in English. Read about the holiday in Spanish. Learn more about this fun March holiday in this video: You can also watch it in Spanish. Be sure to check out our listening comprehension lesson on St. Patrick’s Day here.