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Cultural Exploration Topic Ideas

Customs/Traditions/Holidays/Festivals

Los Voladores de Papantla  (Flying men)
San Fermín (running of the bulls)
Las Fallas(Valencia, Spain)
La Quinceañera(15th birthday celebration for girls)
La Tomatina(tomato war-Spain)
Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
Carnaval
Día de la Raza
Las Posadas (Mexican Christmas tradition)
Semana Santa (Holy Week-Easter traditions)
New Year’s Eve in Spain
La Feria del Caballo (Horse Fair-Spain)

Artists/Architects/Designers

El Greco
Jean Miró
Salvador Dalí
Pablo Picasso
Santiago Calatrava
Antonio Gaudí
Diego Velázquez
Francisco Goya
Bartolomé Murillo
José Guadalupe Posada
Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo
José Orozco
David Siqueiros
Paloma Picasso
Carolina Herrera

Architecture

Aztecs
Mayas
Incas
Olmecs
Toltecs
Moors (Arabs in Spain)
Romans (in Spain)

Biographies of Influential Hispanics

Nobel Prize winners:

Peace:
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Oscar Arias Sánchez
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Literature:
Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriela Mistral
Vicente Aleixandre
Miguel Angel Asturias
Jacinto Benavente
Camilo José Cela
José Echegarray
Juan Ramón Jiménez
Octavio Paz

Others:

King Juan Carlos
Phillip II
Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand
Miguel Cervantes (author of Don Quixote)
Christopher Columbus
Francisco Pizarro
Hernán Cortés



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