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It's National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Friday, September 18, 2009
National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture. It's time to celebrate!!!!!
September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18 and September 21, respectively.
Although there is clearly cause for celebration, the richness of Hispanic culture should continue to be celebrated every single day, whether it is officially Hispanic Heritage Month or not.


Nikki on: September 26, 2009 at 5:39 AM said...

I totally forgot about this! Gotta honor my Hispanic ancestors =)

vee on: October 17, 2009 at 9:34 PM said...

I'am so proud to be of Hispanic ancestors,even though where I live both blacks&some whites think I'am black. I don't have this problem when in New York or Florida. I live in Pittsburgh home of The Steelers. You would think that after a black president took office that people would lighten up and respect and not assume one's heritage. I don't, but then again I come from a multi cultural background. So too all the haters, Peace & Love to ya!!

Terri-ann on: September 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM said...

Today in the United States, 25 percent of children under the age of five are Hispanic; by 2050, that percentage will be almost 40 percent.

Deanna Lewis on: September 9, 2011 at 5:21 PM said...

On May 18, 2005, the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution opened "¡Azúcar!", an exhibit celebrating the life and music of the Queen of Salsa Miss Celia Cruz. This is a must for all to see because Hispanic Culture is American Culture

Aqueelah on: September 9, 2011 at 9:55 PM said...

My mother had a picture of an old, lightskinned lady wearing all black, or widows weeds and a lace mantilla. On the back of the picture was her name, Maria Golson. I asked mom who this lady was and she said is her maternal grandmother, born in Cuba, and had died before she was born. That was all she knew. Because I was born and raised in the African American culture, my Cuban roots have never been addressed, except for the fact that some of us "look" Hispanic (whatever that means). I can say one thing about Hispanic culture that is a fact, the people of this beautiful culture come in every color of the human rainbow. That and the food is delicioso.

Miller on: September 9, 2011 at 11:12 PM said...

I too can attest to the beautiful rainbow of browns that are abound within the Hispanic society. My son, being Panamanian, is a beautifully deep, dark caramel brother while his dad is very dark. In passing, you would just think of his fathers family as your typical African American family until they begin to speak. His grandmothers tongue is rich with her native Spanish language and they are very proud of that richness. I often tell people...looking beyond the complexion can be extremely complex.


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