September is Hispanic Heritage Month – a time in which we celebrate the contributions that Latino and Hispanic Americans have made to the United States.
The U.S. Latino population is estimated to number around 57 million, originating from 20 different countries including Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Portugal, Spain and many more. The holiday used to be known as National Hispanic Heritage Week, however, this was extended in 1989 to recognize the significant contributions that Hispanic people had made.
As well as educating people about Hispanic culture, this period is also dedicated to learning about significant historical figures such as Frida Kahlo, Cesar Chavez, and Pablo Picasso. Pop culture figures like Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Gloria Estefan and Jennifer Lopez are also celebrated for their achievements and success (Hispanic Heritage Month).
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Hispanic Heritage Month – September 2021