Latinx Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15
Sanchez Family, 1921, Courtesy of Anna Rios Bermudez.
From September 15 to October 15, the Latino community comes together to celebrate the “histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.” The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, President Ronald Regan extended the observance to a month.
The Smithsonian offers a variety of resources that will enrich your knowledge of this month-long celebration.
Watch – Check out the immigration stories of families like the Sanchez family and these virtual exhibits.
Read – Download a family guide and test your knowledge and play along with the kids. Here is one about Argentinian art.
Do – Color and learn more about Central America.
Check out this whole page of resources for care givers, so that you can learn more about the history and important contributions of those US Americans coming from these areas of our globe. Are you from these countries like Maria from Brazil, Sofia from Mexico or Dani from Colombia seen below visiting Hawaii on their cultural exchange, share your own stories and histories! Viva la Paz!