Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Makayla Comoza, Reporter

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15th through October 15th. It’s the celebration of Latino and Hispanic communities and heritage. September 15th was chosen as the starting point of this month’s celebration, because it was the anniversary of the independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua who took their independence back from Spain on September 15th, 1821. With all five countries being Hispanic, Spanish speaking countries. There are many different ways we can celebrate this cultural commemoration. Some of the ways are to donate to Hispanic organizations, honor influential Hispanics, and grow knowledge on Hispanic cultures and history. Hispanic heritage month started back in 1968 and at first was weeklong. It was expanded by President Ronald Reagen to be celebrated for a 30-day period, starting on September 15th and being celebrated until October 15th. Each year we should recognize Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate the history and cultures that belong to Latino and Hispanic people.

Some fun facts in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena invented the color-wheel type television in 1963.

Angela Ruiz Robels invented the first mechanical book in 1949.

“The Torogoz” is the national bird of El Salvador.

Costa Rica has a record of being one of the happiest countries in the world.

In conclusion, this yearly celebration brings many people together. to celebrate the History and Culture of Hispanic people that were here before us, and for the Hispanic people that are here now. and for the future Hispanic people that have this month to celebrate where they come from and their culture, happy Hispanic Heritage Month.