So what about the #HispanicHeritageMonth? From September 15th to October 15th in the United Estates the purpose is to recognize the contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country’s history, heritage and culture.
Originally it was only celebrated for one week. President Lyndon Johnson first approved Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, and was expanded to a full month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Finally, Hispanic Heritage Month was officially enacted into law on August 17 of that year.
The reason why September 15 was chosen as the official start of the month was it is the anniversary of independence of a number of Latin American countries.
“Our five Central American neighbors [Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica] celebrate their Independence Day on the fifteenth of September and Mexico on the sixteenth…with Chile and Belize celebrating theirs on September 18 and September 21, respectively.”
Hispanics have been in this country longer than anyone beside Native Americans.
People up and down the United States put on events and festivals to honor Hispanic culture.
The Smithsonian Institute tweeted that they were sharing memories of Mexican-American entertainer Selena by displaying one of her costumes at the National Museum of American History, and throughout the month they are hosting Hispanic dance performances, art and natural history exhibitions.
Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
- Learn about famous Hispanic or Latino Americans
- Explore cuisine or, better yet, prepare a meal
- Examine the diversity of Hispanic identity
- Travel to Latin America or your local Latino neighborhood
- See Hispanic-American art
- Read literature by Hispanic-American writers
How do you feel about the way Hispanic heritage is honored in your school or society ? Do you think Latinx people are fairly represented? Why or why not?
The brand Xfinity launch a Documentary called #WeLaGente to celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth
Here in @VaqueroAdvertising we pay tribute to the thousands of ways in which Hispanic nations have touched our lives. Try celebrating Hispanic heritage all month long. Contact us for more information about how we can help your brand grow in the hispanic market.