Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community and whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Below are some recommendations on ways to honor/celebrate!
Children’s Book recommendations
Her Dinero Matters Podcast: a bilingual podcast for women who want to become reinas of their money and love their dinero more. Join Jen Hemphill, a former extreme frugalist turned reina of your money advocate each week for your dose of money confidence.
Locally-Owned Businesses: Café Ollama, International Architects Atelier Inc., Freedom Interiors, TICO Productions