Friday, September 15, 2006
For those of you who do not know -today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 until Oct. 15. According to infoplease.com:
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countriesÂCosta Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the 2000 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2000 Census.
Although we celebrate our Latino heritage everyday on Latweeno.com, this month in particular we'll be focusing on many cultural events.
Don't forget to join us at the Junta Hispana this weekend in Queens!