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When is el Día de los Tres Reyes(3 Kings' Day) celbrated
January 6, el 6 de enero
What does el Día de los Tres Reyes celebrate?
It celebrates the 3 Kings who brought gifts to Jesus. This is when children in many Spanish-speaking countries receive their gifts.
What do children leave out for the 3 Kings?
They leave out their shoes.
What does Cinco de Mayo celebrate?
It celebrates the victory at the battle of Puebla. A Mexican army that was outnumbered defeated the French army that was trying to take over Mexico. The French did ultimately occupy Mexico for a few years, but the battle of Puebla is seen as inspiration and pride in Mexican heritage. It is NOT Independence Day. Independence Day is celebrated on Sept. 16.
Where is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?
In Mexico it is mainly celebrated in Puebla, although the rest of the country observes it with no school. It is celebrated in many parts of the U.S., especially where there are large Mexican populations.
What do the seven "picos" on a traditional piñata represent?
The seven deadly sins.
When are piñatas traditionally used?
During Christmas celebrations (Las Posadas) and for birthdays.
What is the word for "stick"?
What does "Cuarto Misterioso"?
¿De dónde son Ana y Conchita?
Ana y Conchita son de España.
¿Quién es el amigo de José?
¿Qué les gusta a José y a Conchita?
Les gusta la música. Ellos tocan la guitarra y cantan.
Where did the uncle(don Pedro) work as a young man?
A museum (el museo nacional de antropología e historia)
What was stolen from the museum that ended up in don Pedro's basement?
una máscara azteca de oro - don Pedro kept it in a "maletín" with a map that he drew where he buried all of the other stolen
Who was trying to find the treasure before José and his friends?
Who is Sandra and where is she from?
She is an exchange student from Boston who is staying with the Montero family.
Who is Carlos and where is he from?
Carlos is José's cousin who is originally from Mexico but currently lives in Colombia.
Ana and Francisco are both very ambitious people. What do they want to do with their lives?
Francisco wants to be a soccer player. Ana wants to be a journalist.
Conchita spends a lot of time preparing for what special event?
What happens to the treasure and to Rafael at the end?
Conchita figures out how to read the map. The 3 boys go and find the treasure. Don Pedro talks to Rafael and decides not to turn him into the police. The stolen pieces are returned to the museum.
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