Posts Tagged ‘america’

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Diferencias entre las celebraciones navideñas de España e Iberoamérica

La época de Navidad es celebrada con mucha motivación en casi todos los países del mundo. Por la unión lingüística, histórica y cultural, en España e Iberoamérica muchas de las tradiciones navideñas son similares e incluso idénticas, pero la distancia y una cultura cambiante han motivado al mismo tiempo ciertas diferencias de celebración como las que se describen a continuación.
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El día del amigo en América Latina

El 30 de Julio de 1958 el Doctor Ramón Artemio Bracho, natural de Paraguay, pensó que ese sería el día idóneo en el que recordar su campaña para fomentar el entendimiento de todas las naciones del mundo. Se comenzó a celebrar en Paraguay y, pasados los años, las Naciones Unidas lo reconocieron como “Día Internacional de la Amistad”, destinado a inspirar iniciativas de paz y colaboración entre las distintas comunidades de las que formamos parte.
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International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendships. The day was first proclaimed official by the UN General Assembly in 2011, but the idea was proposed a long time ago in none other than Latin America’s Paraguay. Other dates for Friendship Day have been decided in other countries, but the aim is always the same- to promote peace and friendship not just between friends, but people of all different cultures. Continue reading…

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The 12th of October around the world

It is probably the most important day for all those of us that share the Hispanic culture, apart from being a turning point in the History of mankind: on October 12th, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived to what was a unknown continent until then; he had arrived to America.

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October 12th and Columbus Day

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in America, perhaps he wasn’t the first European to do it (we all know the store about Vinland of the Vikings or the theory that attributes the discovery to an English sailor called Amerike) but the one we celebrate on this date is precisely the day that the small Spanish fleet arrived in Guanahani (San Salvador). Continue reading…

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Dictionary of Exclusive Latin Americanisms

Over 450 million people speak Spanish, but by no means do they do so using the exact same vocabulary. Although 80% of the lexicon is used worldwide, there remains 20% of vocabulary which is country or region specific. Continue reading…

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