Post Tagged with: "traditions"

Mexican immigrant Leticia Matos carries three garlic cloves in her purse to keep away the bad energy. (Photo by Víctor Matos, via El Diario-La Prensa)

Superstitions that Transcend Borders

Culture, Latino, Mexican, Traditions July 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Superstitions like carrying cloves of garlic to keep away bad energy have crossed borders throughout time. To this day, Latino immigrants bring them from their homelands and incorporate them into their New York lives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

La directora Leticia Rodríguez busca cómo atraer benefactores para salvar La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña, organización fundada en 1980.
Foto: EDLP Carolina Ledezma

Boricua Institution Fears Becoming a ‘Dinosaur’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican, Traditions March 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña has been promoting Puerto Rican culture for over three decades but with rent increasing and times changing, can the center survive? El Diario-La Prensa reports.

With Hesitation, Tibetans Welcome New Year

With Hesitation, Tibetans Welcome New Year

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, Traditions February 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Although the Tibetan government in exile has asked its people not to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, in mourning for the almost 100 self-immolations worldwide protesting Chinese repression, a Nepalese restaurant in Queens hosted its first Losar festival on February 12.

Nishta Sookdiyal with mother Shakila: “At the end of the day, it would be my child’s decision and she would have to face the consequences of that." (Photo via Little India)

Indian Families in Conflict Over Dating

Culture, South Asian September 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Indian immigrant families across the globe are caught in an intense inter-generational conflict over dating, a tug-of-war between children wanting more freedom and parents trying to hold on to long-held traditions, Little India reports.

Kim Ima, owner of the Treats Truck, with her apple Passover cake. (Photo by Jason Florio / Feet in 2 Worlds)

Two Holidays, One Weekend

Culture, In the News, Religion April 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Both Christians and Jews will be celebrating important holidays this weekend, and there was plenty of coverage of both Easter and Passover in the ethnic and community press. Here are two articles that caught our attention.