Themes, Values, Festivities

Cel­e­bra­tions & Fes­tiv­i­ties In Our Work

A great deal of the inspi­ra­tion of our work is the cel­e­bra­tion of life in all its facets: fam­ily, friends, nature, play, activ­i­ties, dis­cov­er­ies, joy. Many of these themes can be seen in the list of themes in our work.

Here we men­tion specif­i­cally books, sto­ries, plays, poems and songs that are devoted to spe­cific days or moments of the year.

His­panic Her­itage Month

Most of our work could be con­sid­ered a cel­e­bra­tion of His­panic Her­itage: fam­ily, friend­ship, sol­i­dar­ity. These themes can be seen listed in the doc­u­ment Themes and Val­ues in Our Work.

Some books, poems and songs are specif­i­cally ded­i­cated to pro­vide infor­ma­tion on our her­itage, to cel­e­brate the power of lan­guages, to invite reflec­tion upon the sig­nif­i­cance of being bicul­tural and bilin­gual. Some are:

Books on Latin Amer­i­can cul­tural richness

Poems and Songs about lan­guage and heritage

Nov­els that dis­cuss issues of her­itage, lan­guage and culture

Every Day Of The Year

These two poetry antholo­gies offer a poem for each day of the year, related to the spe­cific day or season:



Cinco de mayo

Chi­nese or Lunar New Year

Christ­mas and the Three Wise Men

Día de los muer­tos / Day of the Death

Día de los Libros / Día de los Niños

Easter / Pas­cua Florida

Father’s Day / Día de los padres

Fourth of July / Cua­tro de julio


Hal­loween /Día de los muertos


Mardy Gras

Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Day

Mother’s Day / Día de las madres


St. Patrick’s Day


Valentine’s Day

  •  It Wasn’t Me! + No fui Yo


Sea­sons / Esta­ciones Del Año

Spring /Primavera

Sum­mer / Verano

Fall / Otoño

Win­ter /Invierno


Months of the Year

Days of the Week