15 Delicious Semana Santa Dishes From Across Latin America
We all know that every Latinx celebration is all about the food, right? It's what brings us together, unites us, and helps us bond with our families and friends. Even Semana Santa inevitably ends up being incredibly food-centered, especially for those of us who've given up certain treats for Lent or have been abstaining from eating meat. Finally breaking that fast feels so good! Semana Santa, or what some refer to as the Holy Week, runs from Palm Sunday through Holy Saturday each year, but we can include Easter as well since that is when everything culminates and we typically enjoy a wonderful feast together.
Here, we share some of the traditional Semana Santa and Easter foods that are eaten in Spanish-speaking countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. These Semana Santa dishes aren't only incredibly delicious, but they are a part of many of our cultural traditions and help remind us of our roots and the many wonderful memories we share with our families that were made around the dining room table. From savory fish stews to tasty sweetbreads, click through to learn more about some of the traditional Semana Santa foods enjoyed in Spanish-speaking countries like Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. Maybe you can even find a recipe and impress your own abuela with your cooking skills this Semana Santa!