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SW 3200: Cultural Diversity: Cuban Americans

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Cuban  Americans

You can also start with the long articles from these two books which have extensive information on all aspects of culture, history, etc for different cultural groups in the U.S.

Info from Pew Research Center

Cuban population profile

education articles


Holidays Like other Hispanic communities, Cuban Americans tend to observe traditional Roman Catholic holidays, such as Christmas and Easter. Cuban Americans may also celebrate Three Kings' Day (January 6), marking the day when the “three wise men” delivered gifts to Jesus Christ. Additionally, many Cubans celebrate All Saints' Day (November 1), commemorating those who have achieved sainthood, and All Souls' Day (November 2), sanctifying the souls that remain in purgatory. While celebration of the 1959 Cuban Revolution is a hotly contested issue among many Cuban Americans, many immigrants from Cuba observe Cuban Independence Day on May 20, celebrating the nation's independence from Spain.

From the Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

Cuban Americans

Cuban Research Institute

This section of our website contains information on the Cuban population in the United States, including reports and data from several CRI faculty affiliates and links to various Cuban-American organizations and resources.

Books at Walker Library

Web sites

Media Portrayal

Family articles





Cuban-Americans: Politics, culture and shifting demographis