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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

The idea for Hispanic Heritage Month began as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Communities mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities.

The 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resistance and hope. It also encourages us to reflect on all the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future.

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from Sept.15 to Oct. 15. It is a time to appreciate and celebrate the colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of the American Latino community.

Daniel Wright invites families to read some of the literature about the culture.