Hispanic Heritage Month
Every parent wants their children to experience their vibrant culture in its full glory, right? This is exactly what Hispanic heritage month is all about! After all, there's a strange sense of pride Hispanics feel when they see their kids performing at their school for Hispanic day, singing and dancing. It reiterates that no much how much time passes, irrespective of where you live, you never lose touch with your roots. And Hispanic heritage month is a beautiful way to depict that!
The national Hispanic heritage month is celebrated from 15th September to 15th October, perfectly coinciding with the national independence days in several Latin American countries. These include Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile, and Belize.
What Hispanic Heritage Month Signifies?
So what's the purpose of this month? Hispanic heritage month is basically celebrated to honor the contributions and cultures of Latino and Hispanic Americans. It's meant to celebrate the heritage still rooted in all Latin American countries.
At the same time, it appreciates the Hispanic community, which have come a long way. Their progress deserves to be revered, and this is exactly what happens during Hispanic heritage month.
Think about it. There are immigrants who left everything behind and relocated to a new country with only hopes and dreams to succeed and make a new home for themselves. They made their place in a community that embraced them with open arms. And despite all obstacles and limitations, they managed to forge a path for themselves and made their lives better. Do they not deserve to be applauded?
There's a great sense of pride when they see their kids embracing the culture too. Watching your kid playing "La Bamba" on violin or singing Como la Flor" by Selena. Yes, nothing could be more beautiful than this experience.
The Hispanic and Latino history spans 500 years. And during Hispanic heritage month, it's celebrated via programs, events and a lot more. People come together to share the history and accomplishments of the community, both past and present. The month also helps other Americans learn about the culture and issues prevalent among the Hispanic community.
Of course, it's also a month of family reunions, parties and meals. While children learn more about their ancestry, they also get a chance to enjoy traditional songs and dances.
A list of events and activities hosted during the month can be found on the official government website. And the best part is, most of these events are family-friendly. So if you too want to introduce your kids to their roots, this is the perfect time!