el Dia de Las Gracias – Thanksgiving with a Latin twist
November 22nd, 2012
08:24 PM ET

el Dia de Las Gracias – Thanksgiving with a Latin twist

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In Spanish, it’s known as “Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias” or el “Dia de Las Gracias.” Although it’s not a holiday celebrated in Latin America, Thanksgiving has resonated with Hispanics in the United States because of two vital components in Latino culture: family and food.

Latino households across the country will serve Hispanic dishes alongside Thanksgiving classics like mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, blending their own culture into the “traditional” American holiday.

“Last year, I spent it at my sister’s house and we had ham, pasteles, yam, stuffing and Mexican rice alongside the turkey,” says Baltimore, Maryland resident Elianne Ramos. She works as the Vice-Chair of Marketing and PR for Latinos in Social Media.

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  1. Carolina

    The previous post is correct, it is El Dia de Accion de Gracias

    December 7, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. XenophobiaInc.

    The correct translation is "El Dia de Accion de Gracias" or "El Dia de Dar Gracias". NOT "LAS GRACIAS" In the context which the author has made a lame attempt, it means The day of THE thanks or The day of thanks. While the translation seems to be a google translation – She is WRONG.

    November 22, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |