Hispanic Heritage Month


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September 15 – October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month – handwriting in Huun paper handmade in Mexico, reminder of cultural event

Sadie Fraser

Hispanic Heritage Month started September, 15th and will last until October, 15th. The month is annually celebrated to recognize Hispanic contributions to the United States.

There are many traditions tied to this month. For example, there is a Hispanic Heritage Festival is held in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There are more festivals of course, including festivals in Washington D.C., and in Massachusetts. Most people give Hispanics money or gifts for their celebration month.

Hispanics celebrate many things during this month, such as “El Grito” the Mexican Independence Day on September, 16th. Hispanics celebrate this for their victory after battling Spain, and successfully separating from Spain’s power in 1810. September, 16th, El Grito, is one of Mexico’s most important holidays.

Overall, Hispanic Heritage Month is very important and is a staple for Hispanics, and we should definitely celebrate along with them!