Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. It’s a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the American Latino community. It began as a week-long celebration in 1968 under President Johnson and was expanded to a month by President Reagan 20 years later in 1988. Here are a few ways you can help celebrate!
Make a tasty Spanish meal, such as tacos, enchiladas, or tamales, to name a few.
Visit your local library and read something published or written by a Latinx author.
Host a Latin American game night and play games like Lotería (similar to BINGO) or Sardines, which is like hide-and-seek. However, only one person hides and the rest seeks.
Brush up on your Spanish and other Latin American language.
Have a geography lesson and learn about the different Latin cultures in Central and South America.
Visit a local art show, festival, or community gathering to learn more about the month-long celebration.
Dance the night away to some Latin American jams. You can even try your hand at salsa!