National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Beginning in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was later expanded in 1988 by President Reagan. These 30 days are dedicated to celebrating the history of Hispanics, the largest ethnic group in America. Everyone can recognize this important month in a variety of ways.
Are you obsessed with music? Try adding some Latin and Hispanic music to your Pandora stations or Spotify playlist. Your new favorite artist might include J Alvarez, Prince Royce, Farruko, Aventura, Gloria Estefan, Luis Vargas, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Justin Quiles, Jennifer Lopez, or Marc Anthony.
Are you a foodie? Pick one night this month and plan a Hispanic themed dinner or go out to a local family-owned hispanic restaurant. Find some mouth watering inspiration here: hispanickitchen.com/recipes
Do you like history? Learn about some of the most influential Hispanic activists, leaders and artists! Grab a friend or family member and find out more information about Hispanic culture with the documentary series Latino Americans from PBS which features 100 interviews and 500 years of history. Then, test your knowledge with this fun quiz from the Washington Post.
Don’t forget to tell us how you celebrated National Hispanic Heritage month by tweeting us at @Awards4U!