In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson began the observance of Hispanic Heritage Week. Twenty years later, President Ronald Reagan expanded Heritage Week to cover a 30-day period from September 15 to October 15 by signing Public Law 100-402.
How to celebrate? Scholastic Magazine and Good Housekeeping have released suggestions for celebrating. Here are ours:
- Use a Spanish word or phrase every day https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/fundamental-spanish-phrases-to-learn-right-away
- Share an English word that is spelled the same in Spanish (hint: taco, enchilada, Colorado).
- Learn to count to ten in Spanish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ojH4UU_qk
- Cook a new dish. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/g3674/best-mexican-recipes/
- Create a playlist of favorite Latin songs.
- Support a local Hispanic-owned business or jump online to shop for beauty, fashion, or home products from Hispanic- owned shops.
- Donate to the Hispanic community through
- Learn about Mexico’s Independence Day (September 16).
- Turn on the subtitles and watch a Spanish-speaking movie.
- Make a DIY pinata out of a paper bag! Super simple, less messy than a traditional pinata and so much fun.
- Pay tribute to generations of Hispanic Americans who positively influenced our country by visiting this website: https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/.
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!!