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Two Homes in One: Cities in North America that Have Embraced Hispanic Culture

Oct 2, 2018

Hispanic culture has permeated US cities to the point where all you have to do to reconnect with your roots is drive. We know that being bicultural means feeling like you could call two (or a few!) different places home. You may have two favorite foods, you’ve probably read your favorite book in both English and Spanish, you definitely have more Tias than socks, and because you live in the US you might even feel like you have both homes in one!

We’ve listed just a few of the top cities where Hispanic culture is flourishing:

Pueblo, Colorado

With this name, it’s no surprise that more than half of this city’s residents are Hispanic*. The essence of Pueblo’s Hispanic cultural presence is its cuisine; it is home to the Loaf 'N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival which welcomes more than 100,000* visitors each year!

*https://statisticalatlas.com/place/Colorado/Pueblo/Race-and-Ethnicity

*http://festival.pueblochamber.org

Cuba, Missouri

The Route 66 town of Cuba was named by the citizens to show sympathy for the island of Cuba, which was under the oppression of Spain back in the 1800’s when the city was founded. Cuba, MO is the home of the World’s Largest Rocker! Now, if we could just find a Giant Abuela.

 

Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana has such a significant Hispanic population (78.2%!) that its main language is Spanish*! Now that’s something. It hosts a number of festivals and celebrations a year, like Día De Reyes in January and the biggest Mexican Independence Day celebration in September.

*https://datausa.io/profile/geo/santa-ana-ca/#demographics

Miami

Lovers of Latin culture flock to Miami for events like Little Havana’s epic street party: El Festival de la Calle Ocho in late February and early March. Even on a regular Tuesday night, you’d be hard pressed to find a hot-spot that isn’t cooking up latin infused deliciousness all night, bringing out the salsa dancer in you, and playing the songs you grew up listening to.

 

Phoenix

This amazing city throws a giant block party in the heart of downtown on the weekend closest to Cinco de Mayo. It gets awesomely crazy with lucha libre wrestlers,  Mariachis and corrido ballads, and the most amazing street food you’ve ever had! Think elotes and gordita. 

 

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