National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. The monthlong observance pays tribute to the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, and Central and South American descent. The celebration began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, and it was expanded to a month in 1988.
Each year during National Hispanic Heritage Month, various events are held across the United States to honor Hispanic Americans and promote their heritage and culture. Educational institutions also take this opportunity to teach students about the significant role that Hispanic Americans have played in shaping our country. From politics and government to the arts and sciences, Hispanics have made countless contributions that have helped make America what it is today. During this month, we celebrate these achievements and look ahead to a bright future for Hispanic Americans.
Ways to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
Cook some Latin American dishes
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the culture and history of Latin America. One way to do this is to cook some traditional Latin American dishes. Some popular options include tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. For something a little more unusual, try making arepas or pupusas. These dishes are all relatively simple to make, and they provide a delicious way to learn more about Latin American culture. So this National Hispanic Heritage Month, take some time to explore the cuisine of Latin America. Your taste buds will thank you!
Learn about Hispanic and Latino traditions
One way to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month is to learn about Hispanic and Latino traditions. For example, many Hispanic and Latino families celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This holiday honors deceased loved ones by creating altars with photos, favorite foods, and personal items. Families also decorate sugar skulls and enjoy traditional foods like tamales during the celebrations.
Other popular traditions include eating twelve grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve and participating in the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. By celebrating this month, we can all learn about and appreciate the diverse cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Support Hispanic and Latino businesses
It is also a time to support Hispanic and Latino businesses. These businesses are a vital part of the economy and an important part of the fabric of our community. By supporting Hispanic and Latino businesses, we not only help to ensure their success, but we also help to build a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone. There are many ways to support Hispanic and Latino businesses. One way is to simply patronize them. Make an effort to visit Hispanic and Latino-owned businesses during this month and throughout the year.
Another way to support these businesses is to tell others about them. Share your positive experiences with friends and family, and encourage them to do the same. With our support, Hispanic and Latino businesses will continue to thrive and contribute to the strength of our community. National Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to show your support.
Study Hispanic and Latino history
There is a long and rich history of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States, dating back to the early days of exploration and settlement. Hispanics and Latinos have significantly shaped the country's history, culture, and economy. They have made important contributions in a wide range of fields, including politics, business, science, art, literature, sports, and many others. Learning about these contributions is an essential part of understanding and celebrating Hispanic and Latino heritage.
Greet your Hispanic friends and family
This month is a time to celebrate the culture and histories of Hispanic and Latino Americans. The month runs from September 15th to October 15th, and during this time there are many events and National Hispanic Heritage Month activities that take place across the country. This is a great time to reach out to your Hispanic friends and family members and connect with them over their shared heritage. You can also learn more about Hispanic and Latino Americans' contributions to the United States by attending events, visiting museums, or reading books and articles about National Hispanic Heritage Month. By taking the time to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, you can show your support for the Hispanic community and help to promote understanding and respect for all cultures.
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Lauderhill Mall
This year, Lauderhill Mall is proud to celebrate this important cultural event. We invite you to come and experience the many ways that Hispanic culture has influenced our community.