I am celebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! Originally established as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, and expanded into a month-long holiday period in 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month is a great opportunity to learn about the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our history and culture. For this occasion, I want to share some photos of Latino/a celebrities I have had the pleasure of meeting.
For over three decades, the United States has celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. The nationally-recognized celebration, between September 15 and October 15, grew out of a desire to amplify Latino/a voices and shine a light on the different communities and cultures spread throughout the U.S. It celebrates American diversity and educates people on the positive impact that different Latino/a groups have made on the nation. The celebration gives the Latino/a community space to commemorate their past and look to the future.
Part of the goal of Hispanic Heritage Month is to increase the visibility of people, achievements, and events that helped shape the United States. You can learn about famed artists, leaders, performers, and politicians who continue making a difference.
What I love about this celebration is how it encourages us all to see ourselves in a positive way. Regardless of our heritage, our self image determines how successful we will be in the future. This adds to our confidence and sense of pride and it encourages us to broaden our horizons.