Humor, photography

Oh Snow, the Splash Park’s Closed!

Eagle and a friend went to Elver Park mid-week. As we met, someone’s sharp eyes caught sight of this sign. We thought with a grin to share it with you. Splash Parked Closed!?! So instead of a Splash, we went sledding instead. Several inches of snow arrived this week to our delight! Are you a […]

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Art, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

December 23: Night of the Radishes?

We talked about novel Christmas celebrations in South America last week. Now let’s look a bit farther north. On her website, Irene of My Slice of Mexico provides information about a Oaxacan tradition you will want to hear about, Night of the Radishes! There were no radishes in Mexico until the Spanish brought them over […]

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Afro-Latinos, Argentina, Chile, food, Uruguay

7 Ways South American Christmas Differs

Happy Nochebuena, or Christmas Eve! As in Spain, Nochebuena in South America is celebrated with family and a midnight dinner feast. Catholic traditions, mixed with indigenous and African cultures, have created many South American Christmas traditions that differ from celebrations in other countries. 1) For example, Nativity scenes of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are more […]

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blogging, Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Six Hundred Followers!

Very happy to report a new milestone; 600 followers! Thanks to all of you for making it a good year on Fake Flamenco. You teach me, you make me laugh, you enrich my life. I appreciate the encouragement of your likes, comments and follows! True confessions; blogging scared me two years and nine months ago […]

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