Massacre Of The Innocents - Peter Paul Rubens

Massacre of the Innocents

A Latin American Tradition Celebrated on December 28

“The commemoration of the massacre of these “Holy Innocents”, traditionally regarded as the first Christian martyrs, if unknowingly so, first appears as a feast of the Western church in the Leonine Sacramentary, dating from about 485. »»» Read More

Las Posadas

Nuestra Historia: Celebrating Las Posadas

December 16 – Las Posadas Begins

The tradition of Las Posadas was brought to Mexico from Spain in the 1500’s by Catholic Missionaries. The Posadas commemorate Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a place for the Christ Child to be born. »»» Read More

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Guayaquil Starts Ecuadorian War of Independence

Guayaquil – First Ecuadorian City to Declare Independence
October 9, 1820

The Ecuadorian War of Independence was fought from 1820 to 1822, starting in the city of Guayaquil, between several South American armies and Spain over control of the lands of the Royal Audience of Quito, a Spanish colonial administrative jurisdiction from which would eventually emerge the modern Republic of Ecuador. »»» Read More

st. augustine

Nuestra Historia: The Colony of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: The Oldest Settlement in the United States
Founded by the Spanish

St. Augustine was founded in 1565–42 years before the English colonized Jamestown and 55 years before the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock — making it the oldest continuously occupied European settlement on the North American continent. »»» Read More

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Nuestra Historia: The Texas Revolution

Our History: The Texas Revolution

Date: October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836 (6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
Location: Texas
Result: Treaties of Velasco and the formation of the Republic of Texas
Territorial: De facto Texan independence from the centralist Republic of Mexico

The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) began when colonists (primarily from the United States) in the Mexican province of Texas rebelled against the increasingly centralist Mexican government. »»» Read More