Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Parrandas, Posadas, ‘Burning the Devil’: Fun Latino Holiday Traditions

“We’re all familiar with our cherished U.S. holiday traditions — Christmas stockings, eggnog and gingerbread houses, caroling and mistletoe. But many of us have also been enjoying the holiday customs we celebrate in our native Caribbean and Latin American countries; some we enjoy here in the U.S. and others we do when we’re visiting our native homes.

The gathering of family members and traditions that are passed on from generation to generation makes the Christmas holiday even more special, and here are are some of our favorites.”

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