From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic heritage is celebrated in the United States, but what does this date mean? Why is it celebrated in the United States? During this article we will provide you with each of the answers to these questions.
In 1968, US President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week that included September 15, the date of the independence of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and September 16, when the independence of El Salvador is celebrated. Mexico and Chile.
For this reason, this presidential proclamation established that educational entities carry out various activities to commemorate these dates.
After 20 years, President Ronald Reagan approved a law that extended this celebration for a period of 31 days, giving it the name of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Currently in the United States, the culture and traditions of the residents of this country who have Spanish, Mexican heritage and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America and also the Caribbean are celebrated on these dates.
Today the Hispanic residents of the United States play a fundamental role in the development of the nation, occupying positions in political, social and economic production leadership.
This date also highlights the struggle of Hispanics within the nation, since it has not been easy to gain leadership spaces within the United States.
More and more spaces of social representation are being conquered, which little by little will bear fruit.
Latam Global School promotes Hispanic culture and firmly believes in the potential that exists in Latin America. For this reason, we intend, through education, to overcome poverty and open opportunities for the Hispanic population to expand horizons and grow inside and outside their spaces of social development, providing them with quality study opportunities and with an international character.
What is Hispanic Heritage Month?| United Methodist News Service. (2020). United Methodist News Service. Retrieved September 22, 2020, as of https://www.umnews.org/es/news/que-es-el-mes-de-la-herencia-hispana