9 Facts About Growing Up Latino On Easter Sunday

It’s almost Easter Sunday, or Pascua, and if you’re Latino, that comes with a whole bunch of costumes and rituals that most people don’t know about. Of course, all Christians who celebrate Easter each year are bound to find common ground when it comes to traditions, no matter where you come from. While we all ring in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and many of us also bring the Easter Bunny or Conejo de Pascua for the kids, there’s so much more where that came from if you’re Latino.

Being Latino on Easter Sunday just has a certain beauty that we wouldn’t give up for the world. Except the Easter Sunday outfits with the white ruffled socks. We would definitely drop these:

Ahead, discover nine irrefutable facts about growing up Latino on Easter Sunday.

1. We collect hollow eggs throughout the year, color them, and fill them with confetti…or flour if you’re feeling a little playful.

2. We party… and probably blast Celia Cruz’s “Rie Y Llora” or Banda El Recodo’s “La Mejor De Todas”.

3. On Easter Sunday, Lent is over – so why not celebrate with beer and tequila?

4. Sometimes Easter coincides with the death of Selena Quintanilla…so many of us commemorate the Queen of Tejano too.

5. We eat delicious food… like the Mexican capirotada. We want the whole fresco queso and sprinkle, please.

6. Any other Easter favorites on the lunch or dinner table? Dominicans can’t live without their habichuelas con dulce, and Paraguans love serving chipa.

7. Being Latino on Easter Sunday means going to a very long Sunday mass… and then celebrate with the family.

8. Speaking of church…we really dress up for Easter Sunday.

9. Just one question: why do we Latinos like to celebrate every holiday the night before? Ask a friend.

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Alicia R. Rucker