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la alegri'a

joy

el aserri'n

sawdust

el carnaval

carnival

la carreta

cart, wagon

la carroza

float (in a parade)

la celebracio'n

celebration

la comparsa

group dressed in similar costumes

la corrida (de toros)

bullfight

la costumbre

custom

el desfile

parade

el di'a feriado

legal holiday

el di'a festivo

holiday

el festival

festival

la festividad, la fiesta

festivity

la invitacio'n

invitation

el preparativo

preparation

la procesio'n

procession

la semilla

seed

el toro

bull

la tradicio'n

tradition

el antepasado

ancestor

la gente

people

el rey/la reina

king/queen

la melodi'a

melody

la orquesta

orchestra

el ruido

noise

la Nochebuena

Christmas eve

la navidad

christmas

la Nochevieja

new year's eve

el An~o Nuevo

new year

la Pascua

easter

el Di'a de la Madre

mother's day

el Di'a de la Padre

father's day

el Di'a de los Enamorados/del Amor y la Amistad

valentine's day

el Di'a de Accio'n de Gracias

thanksgiving

el camino

road, way

el cementerio

cemetery

la iglesia

church

el teatro

theater

antes

before

el comienzo

beginning

entonces

then

hoy en di'a

nowadays

mientras

while

el Di'a de las Brujas

Halloween

el Di'a de la Independencia de Mexico

September 16

adornado/a

decorated

animado/a

lively

difunto/a, muerto/a

dead

maravilloso/a

marvelous

suave

soft

u'ltimo

last

acompan~ar

accompany

comenzar

to begin

dar un paseo

to take a walk

disfrazarse

to wear a costume

divertirse

to have fun

encerrar

to lock up, shut in

invitar

to invite

mantener

to maintain

quedar

to arrange a meet

recordar

to remember

reunirse

to get together

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