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21 Memes You Will Only Understand if You Are Latinx

People love to generalize people, and say every Latinx person is the same. It happens to everyone, but you cannot deny that certain dress, behavior, food, and speaking customs tie us together. We also love sharing these customs with each other through memes.

From humorous moments to shared experiences, these Latinx memes tell the tale of what it is like growing up in a LatinX household. They make you want to spread them like wildfire while you giggle. You may even tap the people next to you just to have someone to join in on the fun.

Because new memes come online every day, there is no definitive list of the best and funniest list of Latinx memes. Because of this, we can only get you started with a small selection of what is out there.

If you are ready to laugh or cry, here are 25 popular memes that display the Latinx lifestyle.

The Celia Cruz meme

Pinterest @Min G.

This popular meme requires know who this amazing woman was. You may even hear it in her voice. You may even chuckle just thinking about it. The meme presents Latinx integration into the United States. It expresses what people do when they go to American establishments such as Starbucks while mainting their Latinx culture.

Mazapan de la Rosa meme

Reddit u/cualcrees

Mexican candy is brittle. Mazapan de la Rosa breaks apart if you just look at it. It is so fragile that it looks like they barely got it into its packaging. Only a Latinx would know how messy these things can get. They are so infamous that it is a testament to your skills if you can open one up without breaking it.

Taco Truck Life Memes

Pinterest @MonthlyPOP

Everyone loves tacos de asada, and this meme is how we show it. For many Latinx, stopping by a taco truck is a regular weekend activity, especially for tres tacos de asada.

Family Gathering Face

Pinterest @Maggie A

Latinx or not, everyone has the same reaction as this dog whoever they hear a family member say “te ves mas gordita”. You may even feel it if someone stares at you like you got fatter. Thus, everyone should understand the feeling that you just want to be alone to eat your tacos.

Relationship Problems

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Tacos make everything better. They are the perfect solution to any thing. This is especially true if someone buys them for you. That is why they are the go to solution for when you mess up and made your significant other mad.

The Latinx Cure All

Pinterest @Gina Smith

No one questioned it, but every Latino remembers having a bottle or can of 7 up and a jar of Vix VapoRub on their nightstands when they were sick. Despite how silly it might sound now, but this combination always worked.

Frog Butt Will Make It Better

Reddit u/VivaLaEmpire

When Latinx children are injured with bumps and bruises. Their mothers or abuelita may recite the expression: “Sana sana colita de rana, si no sana hoy sanaras manana.” While it calms the children during their treatments, the expression roughly translates as “Heal, heal, little tail of the frog. If it does not heal today, it will heal tomorrow.”

Latinx Moms

Pinterest @Aimee Luna

Latinx moms do not play around. When their kids misbehave, these mothers can throw expletive words and phrases that put their kids back in line. This type of Latinx meme captures these memories for some laughs.

Don’t Be Rude

Pinterest @DESTINYYY11

Latinx kids are obligated to greet everyone house guest. You may remember eye rolling while you did it, but you had to do it until everyone knew that you understood your manners and knew exactly how to say help to everyone. It did not matter how much you just wanted to run to your room and watch television.

Nope

Pinterest @Marlene Bahena 

While “Nope” is universal, Latinx households had it to the extreme/ You may want to get that cool toy and Happy Meal at McDonald’s, but your mother would always respond by saying you have food at home. You might have thought she would forget eventually, but Latinx moms never forget anything, ever.

Saturdays are Para Limpiar

Pinterest @Sibley

Latina mothers are super beings that can work full-time jobs and still raise an entire family. They can also clean the entire house every Saturday morning, and expect their children to help them out. You must do it or you will never hear the end of it. At least, your mom provided a soundtrack.

Loud is The Only Volume

Pinterest @SD

Latinos yell on the phone often because they remember the poor quality of the phone systems back in the home countries. They no longer have to do this, but old habits die hard. Because of this, your family will always yell at anyone they call on the phone, regardless if they are at home or out in public, no matter how much it embarrasses you.

100 Tios and Tias

Pinterest @Yahaira Contreras 

You know your Latinx if you have at least 100 relatives named either Tio or Tia. These relatives can be either biological, honorary, or both. Makes for a great time explaining how your family works to your friends and novio.

Latina Mom and Abeulita Medical Logic

Pinterest @Claudya Martinez

Beside the LatinX cure all mentioned earlier, LantiX homes have other strange folk medical dures that no one questions, and just follows. Some of these strange medical treatments include not walking barefoot, going out or sleeping with wet hair, and never leave home without a jacket. You do them so you don not catch an instant cold or flu.

El Cucuy

Pinterest @Yadi Villegas

Everyone is afraid of the Cucuy. If you grew up Latinx, you know the Cucuy is coming for you. It is coming for you because you misbehaved. It is coming because you did not sleep or eat your food. This is just the reality inside any Latinx household. The storied tale of the monster is now a meme, a meme about misbehaving and not obeying your parents.

Something to Cry About

Pinterest @Yaneli Alejandra

Kids cry all the time of what they feel is important at the time. There is nothing intrinsically Latinx about that. However, Latinx mothers can definitely give their children something to cry over. Therefore, every time you mother said “Te Calmas o Te Calmo,” you immediately stopped crying. This meme celebrates this fixture of Latinx life.

Doing the Dishes

Pinterest @Cathy Ortega

Mami’s cooking is the best, but everyone scatters when It is time to clean up and do the dishes. However, no one can escape it. You, your brothers, your sisters and cousins, everyone washed what felt like a week’s worth of dishes after every meal. Forget the dishwasher. Most latinx mothers did not even know what that was. Even if your mother did, you would respond by saying that you must rinse and clean the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.

Caldo

Pinterest @Poly Renteria

Calbo is the latinx mother cure all. If were sick for any reason, your mother would just give you a nice hot bowl, loaded with vegetables, chicken, arroz, and avocado. The soup made the cold or flue go away with its bounty of nutrients. However, you should never tell your mother that you opened a can or premade soup, such as Progresso, and call it caldo. That will not go well for you. Everyone knows that you must make the dish from scratch with lots of love.

La Chancia

Pinterest @b133234

Never make a Latinx mother mad. All mothers would fit well with any professional sports league. They can throw the chancia, or anything really, and hit you regardless of how far you run or how fast you think you are. With the force, speed, and technique your mother can put into the throw, you know it hit and hurt you every time.

Celebrating Independence from Spain

Pinterest @senoralauralee

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Everyone knows this. It is the Battle of Peubla instead, where Mexican forces defended the town from the French. Everyones knows that the true Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16, when Manuel Hidalgo’s famous Grito de Dolores kicked off the war. However, you would never know this if you did a simple Google search.

*Gasps in Spanish*

Twitter @hot_jawn

While everyone uses this meme, only Latinx will understand what originated it. “Gasps in Spanish” is an infamous reaction from Soraya Montenegro, a fictional character on the Mexican telenovela “María la del Barrio”. If you are Latinx, you also know that this series is the source of many other memes as well.

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21 Extravagant Latino Wedding Cakes That Will Make You Go "QUE?!"

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21 Extravagant Latino Wedding Cakes That Will Make You Go “QUE?!”

Of all the stereotypes that us Latinos are burdened with, perhaps there is one that is actually true and really a compliment: we know how to party! Latino weddings are perhaps the less ceremonious and most over the top. They generally last for at least 12 hours (if not two or three days) and often tradition is disregarded in favor of whatever will result in a fun fiesta. When you think about a cake for a Latino wedding you have to take into account that size matters: guests are likely hungry after jumping and dancing for hours.

Wedding cakes throughout Latin America and in Latino communities in countries like the United States go from the discreet to the extravagant! We have chosen examples on both ends of the spectrum. Latin America is a region that bursts with creativity and inventiveness and these culinary confections are testament to this. Of course the bride usually has the last word even if countless family members are likely to give their opinion.

1. If you are getting married, why not face the dragon of matrimony right from the start? Ay, nanita!

Credit: Instagram. @sugarshopmexico

Sugar Shop is a bakery in Mexico that just goes over the top and takes on the most thinking-outside-the-box challenges. This awesome cake takes on a medieval theme and gives a whole new meaning to slaying the dragon. There are plenty of Juego de tronos fans in good old Latam so this kind of cake is likely to be popular for a few years to come. We propose an Aztec dragon for next time!

2. Or give a little taste of the honeymoon destination? Par-ee!

Credit: Instagram. @sugarshopmexico

Oh la la! This kitschy cake looks part teenage cute and part new chic. The Eiffel Tower on top gives it an European twist that doesn’t quite get sophistication right. To be brutally honest, the black frosting does not look appetizing. Para nada!

3. Or just a Just Married car would do just fine, tengo o no tengo razón?

Credit: Instagram. @sugarshopmexico

We don’t know what is more uncanny…. eating a car or the fact that the groom is actually wearing a joker hat! You still have time to change your mind, runaway bride! Also, who is driving?

4. I mean look at this…

Credit: Instagram. @fridaenamorada

“Extravagance” lays on the eye of the beholder, and having a discreet wedding cake is oftentimes a bigger statement than mountains of merengue and adornos. The dry leaves give it a very “Mexican Revolution” and timeless feel.

5. Can you even spot the cake? Is that it hidden in the curtain?

Credit: Instagram. @myzali_new_macrame

Tons of Latino abues love macrame. But this cake is just hidden amongst this monstrosity of a curtain. Very kitschy but it can surely remind us of some horribly decorated salas de estar from our childhood.

6. What kind if fresh hell is this?

Credit: 2. Digital image. Vita Alegria.

An infamous example of Latino machismo. No comments other than “do not attempt at home”. Whoever this couple is, we just hope their married life isn’t this miserable.

7. Arre, arre, una boda for horse lovers, mijo. Una boda muy ranchera.

Credit: Instagram. @panqueevents

No caption needed. This couple took their equine obsession a bit too far. We are sure that the banda music was at full blast all night.

8. This Mexican pastel de bodas is just too pretty to eat

Credit: Instagram. @lavieenrosexalapa

This looks like one of those hand knitted manteles that abuelitas love to make. Not too delicate, but cute and certainly a trip back Latino memory lane! We love the multicolored marigolds too.

9. Is this cake or a garden full of florecitas?

Credit: Instagram. @lavieenrosexalapa

A little flower is OK, but this bakery in Mexico took it a bit too far… are you sure those are edible?

10. Or what about this cake with hearts that seem to be actually bleeding! Que alguien los ayude!

Credit: Instagram. @panqueevents

A good idea gone slightly wrong. We know that us Latinos are passionate…. but you don’t want your invitados to actually feel like they are drinking your loving hearts’ pouring blood!

11. El tamaño sí importa (size does matter)

Credit: Instagram. @Velvetcakes

Wow. This cake just keeps going and going and going…. Latino bride and grooms, and particularly los papás de la novia, like to show off, so this cake is a perfect way to make guests feel gossipy and jealous.

12. Día de bodas or Día de Muertos?

Credit: tetrico-diseno-de-pastel-de-boda. Digital image. Ella Hoy.

Strangely cute… a Day of the Death confection that takes the wedding vows a bit too far. Would you like some rotten teeth with your pastelito? The bloody base also makes it look a little bit Twilight.

13. Taco… miendo pastel de bodas

Credit: torta-taco-nina. Digital image. Sweet Mafer.

This actually makes us laugh a bit! Why not combine the most famous Mexican dish with a colorful cake? We just hope that the actual cake is actually al pastor flavor! What we do hope is that the couple offered some taquitos in the early hours of the morning, or perhaps some delicious chilaquiles.

14. Let us recover with this Mexi-beauty

Credit: 137597. Digital image. 100 Layer Cake.

After the horrible display of twisted gender politics in the last example, what about this gorgeous cake for a simple, small marital gathering? The papaya halves give this arrangement a fresh and very very Latino look. That mantelito is also colorful and true to Mexican tradition.

15. This transnational failed topper attempt

Credit: Hispanic-Wedding-Cake-Topper-718031. Digital image. Wedding Cake Toppers.

The bride is clearly from Brazil and the groom is Mexican. We are all for inclusivity and representation of us people of color, but the bride and groom look like they came out of Bizarro Sesame Street. And we are sure that if the groom is truly loosing his hair h wouldn’t want to brag about it!

16. Let them eat cupcakes, compadres y comadres!

Credit: 210105_festive-latin-american-wedding. Digital image. Wedding Chicks.

A great idea for a Latino wedding. Guests will be dancing and drinking and you don’t want to deal with a cakey mess: just give them colorful cupcakes and let them enjoy their desert while dancing to Celia Cruz or Juanga. It will also be easier to send the guests off with come desert pa curar la cruda.

17. Orgullo Yankee, parce!

Credit: il_680x540.898325599_lte4. Digital image. iWeddingToppers

Latinos in the United States tend to be avid baseball fans, and this topper for a couple of Dominican Yankee fans speaks to shared sports fandom for a Hispanic couple. Could be substituted with soccer teams for all those rabid hinchas.

18.Hasta que la muerte nos separe (till death due us part)

Credit: 100_1003. Digital image. Suenos Latin American Imports

Romantic and a bit creepy at the same time. What a wedding cake topper in Coco would look like. We are sure, however, that some gringos would find it confronting. Why would skeletons get married? Duh.

19. Some others are delicate but luscious

Credit: Instagram. @fridaenamorada

Mexican blog Frida Enamorada showcased this delicious fig and grape cake… it has an slightly gothic look for those more alternative novias. Not every bride wants to be all Frozen, so this is a cute and timeless piece.

21. This cake makes us wonder if it is kitschy art or desert!

Credit: Instagram. @las_dos_d5.

The edible topper looks like the horrible sculptures that some comadres make in their spare time. Latin American kitsch at its best worst. It looks like the horrible art that bored tías sometimes make. The rose petals are supposed to be classy but enter tacky territory.