"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation." --César Chávez
We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage month at Belly Bandit HQ!
This annual event is observed every year from September 15-October 15, in recognition of the countless societal and cultural contributions of the more than 60 million Hispanic Americans.
These unique dates include many Independence Days across Latin America, making it an ideal time to celebrate these cultures. According to the Hispanic Heritage Month Gov website, “September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.”
During this time, Hispanic achievements are recognized and honored for their contribution to the United States. This includes those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and other Spanish speaking countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
President Lyndon B. Johnson first introduced National Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. Congress expanded it from a week to a month long beginning in 1989, after it was amended into public law in 1988 during Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Belly Bandit will be participating by highlighting Hispanic achievements on our social channels - so be sure to be on the look out for profiles, live events and more.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! 🎉