By Macrae Olson 22’
It’s that time of the year again! Tuesday, September 15th begins the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month! National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates hispanic roots, going back to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Beginning in 1968, America has recognized and celebrated the contributions that Hispanic heritage has had on everyday American culture. It is really important to acknowledge all the major influences that Hispanic culture has had on our society, especially given the large Hispanic population in the US.
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th for a reason. September 15th marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Not to mention the independence anniversaries for Mexico and Chile which occur in the following days. So what should you do? Read some Hispanic Literature, or check out Hispanic Art. Looking for something more exciting? Gather with your roommates, order some Hispanic take-out, listen to some Hispanic music, and get a piñada! But most importantly, for students on campus, make sure to be safe, wear a mask, and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month respectfully.