Whether we grew up watching “Dora the Explorer” or “El Chavo del Ocho,” there are certain traditions that have shaped who we are today. However, because of all the countries that belong in the Hispanic community, it may seem like each heritage has a different culture. Nevertheless, our cultures have influenced our upbringing and, despite the many countries, Latinas have a lot in common.

Name: Vanessa Barajas

Age: 17

Heritage: Mexican

How has your culture influenced your life as you grow up Latina?

“I grew up with Catholic laws that somewhat shaped who I am. Things like don’t steal, respect your parents, and forgiveness. Thanksgiving and Christmas are holidays that show this. For Thanksgiving we say a prayer for what we are thankful for then eat. For Christmas we go crazy. Each child much sing to baby Jesus (a little statue of him) while each of us take turns and swing him side to side in a blanket. We all have maracas and tanneries. Then pray some more.”


Name: Stephanie Argote

Age: 18

Heritage: Peruvian

How has your culture influenced your life as you grow up Latina?

“The greatest thing about my Peruvian culture is the music because I love to dance. Even though I love my cultures food, my favorite is ceviche, dancing is the main focus when there are get togethers or reunions. The music could be salsa, merengue, or my favorite artist Group Niche which represents and reminds us of who we are and where we’re from.”

Name: Sarah Thomas

Age: 19

Heritage: Guatemalan and Mexican

How has your culture influenced your life as you grow up Latina?

“Growing up Latina has made me proud to be who I am. Growing up Latina, I grew up Catholic and so being religious kind of gives me something to lean on when I’m having a rough time. I also grew up with having family as my #1. We always went to family parties and get togethers. Even now, my family and I still try to find a time to sit down and eat out on Sundays together. Since my parents are from outside the United States, I know the struggle they had to go through to come here and start from scratch. Thankfully my dad, through hard work and more than a decade without a vacation, now owns his own business. So we’re pretty fortunate to have better luck than others.”

Finding Your Rhythm

Dance allows for the creative expression to flow from your body. There are a variety of different Latin dances that root from different origins and can be mixed with contemporary choreography. In this article, I listed some of the more known Spanish dance styles along with some videos to try out yourself!


Bachata is a style of social dance that originates from the Dominican Republic but has spread to all parts of the world. Often danced in a coupe, partners dance based on the rhythm of the different instruments played. Authentic dance from the Dominican Republic is based on a full 8 count moving in a square, but the Western world has modified it to a basic side to side step.


BachaTango was created with the fusion of dance from the western world with the addition of tango like steps to bachata. The pop count is used to make the dance more elaborate and sensual in Latin ballroom dance style. This seen more in ballroom performances than dance.



Salsa originated in New York based off of Caribbean and African influences in the mid 1970s. Couples typically perform this dance together. It incorporates elements of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean dance moves. Based in Latin America, there are distinct dance styles of their own such as Cuban, Colombian, Puerto Rican, and New York styles.

Want to learn more? Check out the basic steps:


Maybe one day you’ll be this:



Samba is a lively, rhythmic Brazilian dance with roots in Africa via the West African slave trade. Samba in Brazil incorporates a distinct sound in music, associated with the drumming pattern typically seen as a musical expression of urban Rio de Janeiro people. Samba is usually seen in the media during Carnaval.

Take a look at samba during Carnival in the video below:


Cumbia originated in Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region with the fusion of native colombias. Cumbia began as a courtship dance practice among the African population and later mixed with European steps. Cumbia is still danced in Colombia as both modern and traditional styles.

Traditional courtship: 



Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance that is dance closely in a pair. Merengue was made the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic by Rafael Trujilo. The dance originated from slaves in sugar beet fields. Partners hold each other in a closed position in which the leader holds the followers waist with the right hand and the left hand hold the followers hand. The hips of both partners go the same direction throughout the song.




Now that you know a couple new dance styles and moves, go out and try them! Have fun and try your best.

Latina Actresses Making a Difference

Whether they’re famous or not, these women are rising up the Latina pride. These women have achieved incredible things and they should be recognized for everything they’ve done, not just for being a pretty face or for being famous.

Rosario Dawson
Born in the US, Rosario Dawson has Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban roots; she’s a singer, actress and writer. Rosario started her career at a very young age and has appeared in movies such as Sin City, Men in Black II, Cesar Chavez and many more.

Dawson is the co-founder of Voto Latino, she’s really passionate about promoting Latinos, raising awareness about Latinos; they are a big part of the US population, to promote Latino talent and to make people involved in political issues.

Besides her work with Voto Latino and according to Looktothestars.org, Dawson has worked with different organizations such as, Artists for Peace and Justice, DoSomething.org, Global Cool, Make-A-Wish Foundation and ONE Campaign.


Zoe Saldana
She has Dominican and Puerto Rican roots and lived in Dominican Republic for 7 years, then moved back to the States to pursue her dancing dream and her love for theater.

Saldana has worked in movies such as Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Start Trek and many more. In several occasions she has proven to be proud of her Latina roots, and after being on the cover of Glamour magazine she did an interview with Glam Belleza Latina where Saldana stated, “I am proud to be Latina. I will not accept [anyone] telling me that I’m less or whatever, because to me, that is just hysterical. But I don’t like to break and divide myself into all these small little categories like, ‘I’m an American, a woman, a Latina, a black Latina.’’ No. I am Zoe.”


Gina Rodriguez
Gina has been recognized majorly for her role on Filly Brown, and now following her big role as the star of the TV show Jane the Virgin. Rodriguez’s success has been thanks to the fact that she’s been working hard at a young age: performing, dancing, acting and studying in different art schools, always trying to improve. In her busy schedule Rodriguez also has managed her time and made space to work with different organizations. Rodriguez is supporter of Inspira, an organization dedicated to give attention to Latino leaders who help in their communities, Rodriguez has worked with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.


Michelle Rodriguez

Known for always being the tough chick in many roles; the most significant one so far has been being part of the Fast & Furious saga. However, not only that, but Rodriguez has also made a name of herself by being different. Rodriguez has a personal mark and that has made a difference around the Hollywood actresses, she has proven that girls can be strong and still be intelligent and attractive.

Rodriguez has helped Sea Shepherd, an organization dedicated to stop the whale killing, and has also hosted different fundraisers for different organizations.

Karla Souza

Born in Mexico City, Souza has taken many risks to succeed in her acting career. She started with small roles on TV then began participating on big Mexican productions such as “We Are the Nobles” and “Instructions not Included”, which were a big hit in Mexico and got the attention from several other countries. Another of Souza’s dreams was to be a Hollywood actress; her family trusted her but they weren’t sure if she was going to make it, but Souza proved them wrong and made it. Souza is part of the TV show “How to Get Away with Murder” and has worked on many other movies who will be released later.

All of these women have different traits that have made them stand out from the rest, but there’s one thing they share: being Latinas. They have proven that dreams do come true, as long as you work hard and take risks. If one of your goals in life is to become an actress, it’s possible. The road is not easy, but just as these women, you can achieve it too!

Review: Esperanza Rising

51G3peGW7RL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Esperanza Rising by Pam Muños Ryan is a touching book about a young girl, Esperanza, born in Aguascalientes, Mexico — the pride and joy of her family ranch, El Rancho de Las Rosas. Nearing the grape picking season, and Esperanza’s thirteenth birthday, a sudden turn of events leads to Esperanza’s father’s death, which sends her whole life quickly tumbling upside down. Her power-obsessed uncles burn down her house and the grapevines and plan to take over their whole estate. Esperanza and her family are forced to flee, but her childhood friend and servant, sixteen-year-old Miguel, and his family tell Esperanza and her mom that they plan to go to the United States. To Miguel and his family, it is a land full of opportunity, so they offer to take them along. In almost an instant, Esperanza goes from being a rich daughter of a Hacienda owner in Mexico to being a poor plantation worker in the United States. She realizes that she is no longer a member of the rich upper class, and is forever in debt to Miguel and his family.

Esperanza Rising counts the story of Esperanza’s journey in adjusting to her new life style, cope with the loss of her father, become a strong figure in her small worker household, all while trying to see the world differently than she ever had before. She sees an injustice in the treatment of herself and her fellow workers, and sickness and poverty in her own household.

Esperanza is amazed by the small details in life and the joy of Miguel’s prima. She admires the selflessness she sees in the women she sees everyday, her mother included, and learns to find the beauty in the people she meets and the land she tills and discovers. In Pam Muños Ryan’s beautifully crafted writing, this award-winning book shows the beauty of Hispanic tradition and spirit. Esperanza’s story is a life-changing that you will never forget!

Filled with many relatable proverbs (like the one below), and life advice about the ups and downs of life, this novel is sure to bring a tear or two to your eyes.

“Aguàntate tantito y la fruta caerà en tu mano.”
“Wait a little while and the fruit will fall into your hand.”

- Mexican Proverb 

For Esperanza, despite her hardship, the fruit did fall into her hand.The novel will remind you of the beautiful complex spirit of your Latina background.


Be Proud of Yourself, Chica!


As humans, we tend to feel embarrassed of ourselves sometimes for things that make us unique or different. We can feel insecure because of our smile, how we speak, our height, our dreams, ideas, or anything else that makes us distinct. In fact, we should embrace all of that! Here are 5 things that can make you value and appreciate yourself more as a person:

Remember That Being Different is Good

There’s no one else like you, there won’t be someone exactly like you. Sometimes we tend to feel bad for some flaws we have, but it’s normal. It is important to stop criticizing yourself for your flaws and what makes you different. “Tell your inner critic to be quiet,” recommends the GirlsHealth.gov website. “If you have a mean thought about yourself, see if you can change it to something positive instead.”  We all have a purpose here and were created to do something great. Your voice, your mind, your ideas, your face, your hands, even your eyes are different from the rest.

Get inspired by others

Even when we don’t realize it, we make a mark on people’s lives. Whether it is through kind words or by a simple action, that can leave someone thinking about what they’re doing wrong and think about changing it.

“I used to have a friend who wanted to learn how to dance. She went for it, even if she didn’t know how to and it made me realize that the biggest failure would be not trying. No matter how much time it takes,” said Pamela Herrera,18. Inspired by her friend, Pamela decided not to shy away from trying new things because of fear of failure. This motivated Pamela to embrace her wish to learn to dance and she enrolled in a dance program. You never know when a small act of kindness or kind words can encourage others.

You’ve done some amazing things in your life

Stay focused on the amazing things you have done in your life, remain positive. You’ve seen some places other’s have not and you have made friends that you won’t forget. There are some memories that will stay with you forever. Think about your first party, when you won a prize for something, your first concert, a road trip or any other great moment in your life. You’re special for having experienced and accomplished that, even if there are times when you compare your life to others and you think that you’re missing out on something. Time will come and you will get your chance to do something great as well.

When she is feeling down, Melissa remembers to reflect on some of her favorite experiences. “One time when I was little, my brother took me to see a Broadway play, it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” says Melissa Hernandez,19.

“I went to see my favorite band after days of looking for tickets. It was amazing, I was on the front row, but the most important thing was that my dad was there with me, we’ve never shared a moment like that before,” shared Alejandra Valdez,19.

You have dreams and goals to achieve

You have dreams to accomplish in life, you have your own goals and wishes that will lead you to great things in life. But to achieve this, you have to work hard and prepare yourself for it. Dreams do not run to your hands, you have to go out and chase them.

Luz Espinoza,19, stays focused on her goal to keep her confident and driven. ”I hope that one day I can get to be an actress, that’s my main goal in life”.

Your mind is like no other

All of those things you feel, think and like are unique, there’s no other person in the world that thinks like you do. Every dream, every thing that you want to accomplish, go for it. You’re capable of doing great things. 

To finish, I’ll leave you with one thing: you should be proud of yourself. You’ve come so far in life; keep going, be happy with who you are, and always try to improve in every way that you can. You can do anything you set yourself to.

Latinas and Spoken-Word Poetry

Spoken-word poetry, also known as slam poetry, is a type of poetic expression written and performed for an audience. Because they are performed, the poets tend to focus on the rhythm, musicality, and emotional impact of their poems. This type of poetic expression has been weaved into the American arts scene since the 1980s when open-mic performances in cafes became popular in big cities across the nation. Since then, spoken-word poetry has grown in popularity, giving rise to annual competitions such as the National Poetry Slam and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. These competitions attract hundreds of people from all different backgrounds and who have very different experiences and outlooks on life. What brings these poets share in common is that they each have a story to tell and a voice to be heard.

Spoken-word poetry is known for being appealing to people of  different cultures, age groups, and educational backgrounds because it does not necessarily have a scripted style. A slam poem is what the writer wants it to be. With this in mind, we can then turn to the question, What role might spoken-word poetry play in the life of a Latina girl?

“I think spoken-word poetry attracts each Latina’s generation differently. For example, my mother was the first to come to this country with only an elementary educational background…for her the art may be beautiful, but sometimes she’ll question the boldness of the topic I choose to speak on,” says 19-year-old poet Selena Martinez who has been writing since she was 13.

Like many young spoken-word poets, Selena turns to poetry to express her feelings and thoughts about certain experiences in her life that have brought her grief, happiness, and even questions that seem unanswerable. Selena suggests that the generational differences within a Latino family are also something she has found worth speaking about because these differences can sometimes be marked as obstacles to overcome. She says, “[In] a household such as mine…men embraced the machismo and women stuck to the cultural norms. I think spoken-word is a way to help us evolve beyond those expectations to voice stories that [need] to be heard.”

Another young Latina poet, Sofi Chavez, age 19, acknowledges that she too looks to writing in order to makes sense of her life experiences. “[It] was amazing because I could turn something negative and sad into an experience that I was proud of, and something that I did for myself,” states Sofi as she reflects on her first open-mic performance, which revolved around a poem that was initially inspired by angry feelings. However, Sofi is proud that she is able to draw from these emotions and create something beautiful that others can appreciate as well.

When it comes to creative expression and performance, there is always the question of who or what can be identified as the inspiration. Both Selena and Sofi make it known that relatives of theirs originally inspired them to write and perform, for Selena it was her cousin and for Sofi, her sister. However, the situation varies for each young Latina writer. For instance, a great many young writers who have taken on spoken-word poetry have noted that they found out about this style of poetry mostly from peers and/or YouTube. It has come to the point where hundreds of videos of world-famous slam poem performances have been posted on YouTube and can be watched by virtually anyone. One Latina spoken-word poet whose YouTube videos have likely served as inspiration for countless Latina writers is Denice Frohman. Frohman began performing in college in the early 2000s and is best known for winning the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam. A performance of Frohman’s poem “Accents” was recorded and uploaded onto YouTube, and this video alone has received over 180,000 views in the past two years. Latinas across the country have sung praises for Frohman and been inspired by the way she so boldly speaks about her culture and family.

Selena Martinez adds on a young adult’s perspective, commenting on the personal growth that one may experiences as a result of practicing spoken-word: “When people can challenge norms, propose unusual questions and express it with all their body, confidence begins to grow…your character transforms mentally, spiritually, and physically. There’s no way you’ll ever be the same person again.”

“Write even when you think you have nothing special to say…The only way you’ll get to the poem that you’re proud of is to practice,” advises Sofi, who acknowledges that she still has a lot to learn about writing and performing, but is not going to let that stop her from putting herself out there. It is evident that these women practice poetry not only to empower themselves but to send an empowering message to their audienceas well. Finding the strength in one’s voice is one of the main reasons why these women chose to practice spoken-word poetry and encourage others to do so.

Who is your Latina BFF?

Your squad is not complete without your best friend. You two are a two-for-one deal, practically joined by the hip.  Whether you’re more of a singer or an actress, your similarities are endless.  Which celebrity has what it takes to call you their closest friend and be the epitome of #SquadGoals?  

1. Which award show would your BFF invite you to?

a) Teen Choice Awards

b) Golden Globes

c) People’s Choice Awards

d) Emmy Awards

e) Kids’ Choice Awards

f) Radio Disney Music Awards


2. How would you gals spend the weekend? 

a) Getting brunch

b) Bicycling around town

c) Working out

d) Watching Netflix

e) Going to Disneyland

f) At the beach


3. What signature style do you both have?

a) Red lipstick

b) Bright smile

c) Colorful hair

d) Winged eyeliner

e) Bold statement necklace

f) Hoop earrings


4. Where would you vacation together?

a) Paris

b) Hong Kong

c) London

d) San Francisco

e) New York City

f) Berlin

5. How will the world know you are BFFs?

 a) Performing together live

b) Walking down the red carpet together

c) Featuring in a hit song together

d) Modeling in a shoot together

e) Guest starring in a show together

f) Being in a music video together


6. Where would you and your BFF be interviewed?

a) The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

b) The Ellen DeGeneres Show

c) Late Night With Seth Meyers

d) Latina Magazine

e) Tiger Beat Magazine

f) Billboard Magazine


Mostly A’s – Selena Gomez
You’ve grown into a very lovely young lady alongside your BFF Selena. When you’re not having tea parties, you’re featuring in high end fashion magazines. You know the importance of family but also love your friends dearly. You have a tight group of friends but no adventure can ever beat one with your BFF. 

Mostly B’s – Gina Rodriguez
Hollywood is your playground with this Jane the Virgin actress. Aside from making inspirational speeches, you and your Golden Globe bestie know how to stay humble. You both are all for that comfy, casual style but once you hit the red carpet, all eyes are on you.

Mostly C’s – Demi Lovato
You’ve been through some tough times, but you made it because of your best friend’s support. You’re all about that edgy life with Demi by your side. You’re not one to worry about what others think about you since you’re too busy setting trends. Keep spreading body positivity.

Mostly D’s – Diane Guerrero
You’re not complete without this “Orange Is the New Black” actress by your side. You gals know exactly how to pull off every outfit: with confidence. Aside from being sass queens together, you also stand up for social issues Latinos face like immigration reforms.

Mostly E’s – Raini Rodriguez
You and Raini are complete Disney babes. The “Austin & Ally” actress knows exactly how to make you laugh-out-loud when you’re feeling down. Your quirky personalities make you a dynamic duo.

Mostly F’s – Becky G
You and Becky are all about sticking to your roots. Whether it’s creating a song of your heritage or including your culture into your music videos, you aren’t ashamed to be proud of who you are. You both know how hard work pays off but you also know how to have fun in your work

Running with Ambition

Behrend-Track-main-resizedA successful athlete and student, Ayla Lopez has worked hard to be where she is today. Entering her senior year of high school this year, she looks forward to another running season and beyond that: college. This is her story.

Often training in the scorching heat of Texas, Alya Lopez has been working hard to reach a new PR (Personal Record, reference to your best time in an event). Determined to break physical and mental barriers, she trains year round to compete in the 800m and 1500m with the hopes of being better than the race before. Training since she was eight years old, Lopez will soon reach the tenth year mark as a runner and athlete.

Lopez wasn’t always a runner; she started off as a cheerleader. Eight-year old Ayla would be practicing her twirls and cheers, but would sometimes watch her older brother train under the guidance of Sam Walker, a legendary track coach of El Paso. Wanting to try it out, Lopez went to a few practices and thought it was “fun.” From there her running career began.

Lopez continued on running even when she was discouraged by others or faced defeat. She was told that running wasn’t “girly enough” and that she should stick with cheerleading. Ignoring these comments  she continued training and in her first race as an eight year old, she got dead last in the 800m race and was told that maybe running wasn’t for her. It was only a year later where she qualified for the opportunity to run at Nationals where she won her first All-American title. Since then Lopez has been going to Nationals across the nation almost every year, visiting Nebraska, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, and most recently Chicago, Illinois where she has earned All-American titles in the 800m and 1500m and PRed almost every year.

When Walker decided to retire from coaching mid-way through Lopez’s running athletic career, her father stepped in and created the running club TexaStrong. Under her father’s guidance, Lopez has able to overcome obstacles as an athlete and achieve the PRs she wanted. Training simultaneously with her high school team and with TexaStrong during the school year, she trains up to 17.5 hours a week with one day off. During the summer, Lopez trains twice a day to become a stronger athlete. However, this can sometimes strain her body, her will, and her spirit.

“Before Nationals [last year], I had bad shin splints and road runs hurt, I was burnt out. But I looked at old pictures and videos of me training [when I was younger] and remembered that [running] is something I love,” says Lopez.

While Lopez is a remarkable runner, she is just as impressive academically and as a community member. She was invited to be a part of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI), an organization geared towards recognizing academically successful Latinos, as a sophomore. Lopez was nominated as All District Academic in Track her sophomore year as well, an award given to a male and female athlete (for every sport) that has the highest GPA within the district.

Lopez volunteers at the local public library, Dorris Van Doren, where she reads to children every Wednesday in the summertime. She has also helped coach the younger kids in father’s running club when she is taking time off or in her off season. Other times she is acts as a volunteer and counselor at Rescue Mission in El Paso or the Yellow Mustard Café (a shelter for the homeless). Lopez has also been involved in the fundraising for donation to a local women’s shelter.

“Don’t compare yourself to others, you know what you can do,” Lopez advices. “Don’t give up, take a moment to look back and ask yourself why it was your passion. You can do so much more. It’s not easy, but doable.”

As Lopez continues her goals as an athlete and student, she hopes to go to a Texas college that will give her an opportunity to run for them. With hard work and dedication, Lopez is a prime example of how it pays off in the end.

How to Beat the Heat

Girls JumpingEl sol is going down but do not let it fool you, take the necessary precautions for the remaining days of sun. That’s why it’s important to watch out for signs of dehydration and alert familia and amigos as well.Be mindful when you go outside to have some fun and come up with a hydration plan. Agua is essential because it fuels your body and it helps you more than you think. Therefore the more you know the better, learn how much water you need to perform at your best and the most important part have fun under the sun.

Every city in the United States is different in so many ways and weather is one of them. No matter where in the country you live staying hydrated is very important. The weather changes constantly so it is important to stay updated and alert for any drastic changes in the weather conditions. For instance even though summer is practically over; precautions still have to be considered and taken when doing outdoor activities.

First things first what’s dehydration? It is basically the loss of water and salts that are essential for regular function of your body for this reason at the first sign of dehydration let someone knows. Not sure what to look for, well here is a list that will describe signs of dehydration.

  • Thirst: it may not be the best indicator that your body needs water but is a big one. At this point your body is already 1-2% dehydrated. (NAFC newsletter 08/2015.)
  • Urine color: the clearer the better. The more water your drink the clearer your urine output will be, dark urine is no good.
  • Mental Changes: You will feel dizzy, light-headed or confused.
  • Dry mouth: Dry lips and feeling thirsty after drinking water.

Planning ahead never hurts; a smart chica is always prepared to deal with whatever comes her way. Consider to use a daily planner that you can easily have access to it, either on your phone or on a notebook; think of activities that you must do outdoors and find alternatives when you have to be outside and you know it will be muy caluroso! Check the weather forecast in advance and do not let the sun melt your plans.

Agua, agua and more agua! You might be wondering how much water is enough? Although the exact amount of water needed per day has not been determined by scientists, it really depends on each person’s activity, diet and complexion. So if you are the type of chica who is all about outdoors activities bebe plenty of water the day before. A healthy number of water intake recommended is 8 glasses of water a day, that way you’ll be good to go and have plenty of energy the next day.

Did you know that the human body is made of approximately 65% of water? In fact, water is essential for life to exist; it makes us healthier, help us to maintain the balance of all of the body’s systems, avoid cramping in muscles, temperature control just to mention a couple of its benefits.

Water makes everything mucho mejor, have H2O with you at all times and it will always be your best ally. Keep in mind dehydration signs and share them with amigos and familia. If you want to know more and have an accurate number of water intake consult your primary doctor or a nutritionist to get more informed according to your complexion and lifestyle. Enjoy the end of the summer and have a healthy return to escuela.

Dieciséis de Septiembre

In the United States, Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th because that is when Thomas Jefferson drafted a historic document to gain our Independence from Great Britain. In Mexico, May 5th has evolved with cultural celebrations leading us to think that their Independence was on this day. Although, “Cinco de Mayo” was the day the Mexican army declared victory over France at the Battle of Puebla, not Independence Day.

On September 16th 1810, a parish priest from Dolores, Miguel Hidalgo, called upon his parishioners to fight for their Independence. Today, every year on September 15th at midnight, people gather around in big crowds all over the country and give out “El Grito”, or shout, of “¡Viva Mexico!” to commemorate another year of Mexico’s Independence. Most of all, this shout reminds the people from Mexico of those who died for Mexico’s freedom.

“Every year my family and I cross the border to Mexico on September 15th to give out “El Grito”, the streets get flooded with people gathering and you can see red white and green all over the streets. It truly is something amazing, people of all ages are joined together, from month old babies to 90 year olds.” said Denis, 25.

No matter the age groups, people make plans to celebrate their country’s Independence. Even though some people only go for the parties and screaming, others are on the other side of the scale cherishing every moment of it.

“My first baby was born on September 10th 3 years ago and we still took him with us to Mexico as a 5 day old baby to celebrate with us, even though we had to be from afar instead of being inside the crowds. We don’t go for the screaming or the party, we go because it is a wonderful thing to see so many people caring for our beautiful Mexico and its history” said Gaby, 28.

“It is so much fun, I have never been to actual Mexico to celebrate Mexico’s Independence, but my family is Hispanic and we celebrate it here, in the United States. We throw a big party at my house filled with decorations and Hispanic music, we even hire mariachis to play at our party, it is a wonderful celebration to be able to celebrate another year of your country’s freedom” says Emily, 19.

Nowadays, both the 15th and 16th of September are celebrated to commemorate Mexico’s Independence. Similar to the 4th of July, the United States’ Independence Day, Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated with festivities including dancing, fireworks, parades, and performances. Get your sombreros out and celebrate Mexico’s Independence. ¡Viva Mexico!

buy cialis without prescription

cialis price

cialis dosage

Viagra online