September 15 marks a month of celebration for Latinos in the United States. This month marks a time of celebration that includes parties, gatherings, music, and festivals to celebrate Hispanic heritage and history. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15.
âMy favorite part of this month is that we Mexicans are recognized. This month is really important to me because it gives me a chance to celebrate where I’m from, âsaid first year Jocelyn Vences.
This month is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic American people. The celebration of America’s Hispanic community began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, and then expanded somewhat later under President Ronald Reagan.
Many Latinos celebrate the month differently from others. Some celebrate it by holding small family reunions, while others spend the month in their home country, celebrating it in their ancestral land.
For the first year Grettel Lopez, her family installs clipart images in their house, similar to American snowflakes, and dress in traditional clothes with her parents to savor the month.
For many, the month is enjoyed by many with its savory cultural delicacies from Hispanic culture such as enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and custard, among others.
Freshman Jocelyn Vences celebrates the month with her aunt and cousins, baking fajitas and other cultural delicacies.
You can attend a festival near you, attend mass, get together with family, dress in traditional clothes or prepare traditional dishes, among other things.
You can dine with family or friends at local Latin American restaurants such as Hugo’s or Xochi. In terms of art, the Museum of Fine Arts has a large collection of Latin American art.
On October 2, at the Heritage Society, there will be a Event celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Connally Plaza.
âI represent the Hispanic community. If I don’t celebrate the month, then I’ll let my people down, âsaid second student Jonathan Perez.