Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic heritage month,  (September 15- October 15) This was approved by President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Regan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.In the united States  people recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic Cultural heritage and Hispanic culture.

Christopher Columbus was the person who found “The New World”.  This October 10 is a “Teacher Staff Development/Teacher Preparation Days (Student holiday)” because of this.

October 12 (or the nearest Monday to it) is traditionally celebrated throughout the Americas as the day Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492.

In English speaking countries, the day is celebrated as Columbus Day or Native American Day. In Spanish speaking countries and communities, is is known as Dia de la Raza, or the” Day of the Race”.

Dia de la Raza is a contributer to the hispanic heritage month, so take pride in your race no matter who you are.

Traditional Mexican Dance

-Gabriel Akessler

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