According to hispanicheritagemonth.gov, Hispanic Heritage Month is a month set aside for Americans to observe and “celebrate histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America”. This year, the month ran from September 15 – October 15.
HSAY began the month by sending representatives to the Courthouse for the city’s opening ceremony. Several schools were represented and the Mayor was there to kick off the city’s month-long festivities.
Then our school had its own celebration with a family night centered around Hispanic heritage. Leading up to the family night, students researched and studied the Hispanic nations and did reports on each one. At Family Night, they displayed boards in the gymnasium that demonstrated all that they had learned.
Families that attended also enjoyed Hispanic music, food, and could qualify to win one of 3 baskets, including one that was themed for one Hispanic holiday, Day of the Dead.