Hispanic (esp. Puerto Rican) traditions

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My 6 year old daughter is Puerto Rican. We haven't done much besides Dora the Explorer, to teach her about her heritage. Are there any traditions, favorite recipes, holidays we can incorporate into our family traditions? bOoks, resources,etc?



Thanks so much!

Kristine

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Cynthia - posted on 01/27/2010

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My husband served a two year mission in Puerto Rico before we were married. We love Puerto Rico and went there for a get-away after 20 years of marriage. One of our favorite dishes is: Puerto Rican Rice And Beans (Arroz Con Habichuelas). You can google several different versions. Good Luck. Another fun thing about Puerto Rico are the coqui's, which are little frogs. There are lots of cute childrens books in Spanish and English about these frogs found in PR. God Bless.

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Anne - posted on 02/07/2011

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Puerto Rican's eat lots of rice and beans. All colors. That's what the kids get for lunch at school every day. They also eat a lot of plantains, either fried (tostones) or mashed (mofongo).
As to traditions, check if there is a Puerto Rican community where you live. They love to dance and make music. Some famous dances are the Jibaro or the La Bomba. Maybe try to google them. They each have their own outfit/dresses.

Jodi - posted on 02/05/2010

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TRy a local cinco de mayo festival it might get you started in the right direction`

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