Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Stanley Stancil

Famous Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo is recognized greatly in Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as all the other Latino country’s.

With love and appreciation, we have decided to fulfill a whole month to celebrate Hspanic heritage. We celebrate the influence and contributions in all fields that Hispanic Americans made to the United States.

During this time period you can do many acts to show your support. Simple things such as supporting a local Hispanic or Latino owned business, along with incorporating artists like J Balvin, Marc Anthony, and Rosalia into your everyday playlists. If you are not a fan of music, you can listen to Hispanic podcasts. Many are available in both English and Spanish and are a great way to brush up on your language skills. The podcast “Anything for Selena” is a good example; it explores the Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla.

It’s no surprise that music has the power to move us and join us together, so learning a new dance from a Hispanic country could be your way to groove into the month. If you’re not good at dancing, many events and festivals display different dances from many different countries.

If you are someone who prefers galleries, museums are the right thing for you. An example is the Smithsonian, which dedicates this time frame to workshops and exhibits on different subjects in correspondence with Hispanice heritage month. Many of these workshops are available through Zoom with only registration required.

Festivals are another great way to celebrate. You get exposed to sight, sounds, and flavors of different Hispanic cultures. The “Latinx Heritage FIESTA!” is being held on Sept. 29, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Kingsmen Park.

The “Dia de los Muertos” festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It’s a great way to see how Latino communities honor those who have passed and the lives they led. Tickets are being sold for $30 and the event is being held on Nov. 2, from 1 p.m.-1 a.m.

You can also celebrate in your own way as well. You can do this by spending time with your family, playing Hispanic games such as Dominoes or Lotería, and making traditional Hispanic and Latino dishes. The best way to spend the month is showing your appreciation and love to your family and friends.