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Halloween Time and Hispanic Heritage Month. 10/21🎃

October is Hispanic Heritage Month in Canada, celebrated since the 1960s. It is a time to reflect on and celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Hispanic descent have made, and continue to make, to the growth and prosperity of Canada. At LingoStar, we'd like to highlight these Hispanic contributions and how they're represented in a typical celebration for the month of October: Halloween. Indeed, in this period in the Americas, there are two cultural-related celebrations. While Americans have Halloween, Hispanic Americans in Mexico celebrate "El Día de Los Muertos". In this issue, we've focused on the connection between Halloween and religion and how languages and translation are involved. 
LingoStar Highlights
At LingoStar, we make it a point to celebrate important dates. We also love to share cultural and linguistic facts as part of our cultural weeks on Instagram and to commemorate key events and spread some knowledge! This month, we've posted about Malta and Montenegro, as well as some national holidays. Here is a quick insight into what we've been up to on our social media accounts.
LingoStar Current Focus 
Our focus this month has been Hispanic Heritage Month. At LingoStar, we took this opportunity to spread awareness and remind ourselves that diversity is a gift. We have to respect and honour our origins and be grateful for the contributions Hispanic Americans brought. We've selected a few social media posts to celebrate this month.
LingoStar Projects
Every month, we have many diverse and interesting multilingual projects going on. This month was no different. In this section, you can get a feel for the type of services we provide with a small selection of the projects we've been working on. 
LingoStar Blog

HALLOWEEN AND RELIGION – How do they relate around the world?

Are you ready for some spooky fun? October is Halloween month! Halloween has religious Celtic origins. Similarly, Día de Los Muertos, Diwali and other celebrations of this period are linked to religion. Have you ever wondered how religion affects our lives and the way we celebrate events and speak in different languages? In our latest blog post, we explore the connection between language and religion while highlighting October's most awaited festivity: Halloween. Are you getting curious? Read the blog post to know more!
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As part of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we'd like to remind you that, at LingoStar, we created various ebooks to help you understand languages and cultures in order to create and run online multilingual business more easily. If you are interested to know more about Latin America, check out our Localization Guide for Argentine Spanish below.

Localization Guide Argentine Spanish

This Localization Guide is part of our Multilingual Website Translation series and focuses exclusively on how you can translate your website into Argentine Spanish.

This guide is full of practical advice on how to professionally localize your website into the Argentine Spanish language variety and successfully expand your business in Latin America.

Hispanic American Contributions
Hispanic American Contributions to American Culture
Do you think that the roots of American English only stem back to England? There are a lot of words you probably know and use that are actually of Spanish origin: cafeteria, rodeo, tobacco... Watch this video to find out about the important personalities who made Hispanic Heritage Month a reality.
A Conversation with Dr. Anna Nápoles, NIH's First Latina Scientific Director
In this video, watch an interview with Dr. Anna Nápoles who is the first Latina Scientific Director of the National Institute of Health. Throughout this interview, you will discover how her Latin origins did not make it easier for her to attain success. 
The most important contributions of Latinos to the United States
If you want to know what they are, you should definitely read this article. Some may even surprise you!
The Difference Between Halloween and Día de Los Muertos
Did someone say that "El Día de Los Muertos" is the Mexican version of Halloween? Well, that's not the case at all! Read this article to find out why.
Spooky Halloween: the Origin of "Spook"
Have you ever wondered where the word "spook" comes from? And what is its connection with the word "puck"? Just look at this article to find out how onomatopeic these words can be. 
Special Calendar Dates 
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
  • October 16 – Dictionary Day (US)
  • October 31 – Halloween Day
Intercultural Events Coming Up
Art Exhibition: Perceptions of Mother Earth  Oct 15-Nov 2, 2021
In this exhibition, you will find artwork that focuses on traditional Latin American culture and folklore.
LAHM Concert – Daniela / Matices del Sur  Oct 27, 2021
This concert features the performances of Daniela Carmona and Matices del Sur.
Capoeira Workshop  Oct 30, 2021 
This is a workshop about how Capoeira became an emblematic Brazilian symbol.
Delicioso Mexico “Dia de Los Muertos” Tren al Sur / Los 4 Grandes Norteño Band – Oct 14-Nov 2, 2021 
These two bands play Mexican music in Vancouver. 
Get in touch!
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