Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic heritage month is observed from September 15th to October 15th every year. It’s split between two months due to the significance of the date for many Latin American countries. It marks the Declaration of Independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, all declaring independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. The societal and cultural contributions given to the world by several Hispanic countries are worth celebrating. Even if you’re not of Hispanic origin, there are several ways in which you can contribute and recognize Hispanic people and their continued contributions to the world we live in.
Enrich Your Palate for Culture by Traveling
Many countries in Latin America are rich with a cultural history that predate many European civilizations. If you have the chance to travel abroad to Machu Pichu or Mexico City, you might want to consider it. And even if you can’t, immersing yourself in Aztec, Mayan, or Inca history is a great way to expand your horizons.
Donate to the Hispanic Community
62 million people of Hispanic descent are currently living in the United States. A variety of non-profit organizations invest in communities and assist low-income families to obtain scholarships for college education. Opportunities are deserved by everyone, and donating is a great way to ensure this occurs.
Partake in a Latin American Dish
At restaurants such as Verde Kitchen, you have a chance to partake in authentic Latin American cuisines. Instead of going to a fast-food franchise, experience some cuisine that’s authentic and faithful to the recipes that have passed down from generation to generation.
Support a Hispanic-Owned Business
One of the best ways to invest in any local community is to support their independently-owned businesses. Seeking out a Hispanic-owned business and choosing to support it not only keeps their location prosperous but also invests in your town’s Hispanic community.
Become a Patron of the Hispanic Arts
A variety of Hispanic filmmakers, musicians, and artists have all made and continue to make exceptional works of art. Spend a day at an art museum observing the works of Frida Kahlo and Francisco Goya. Watch the films of Pedrom Almodovar and Alejandro Jodoroswsky. Enriching your cultural horizons is a great way to develop a new-found appreciation for Hispanic culture.
Verde Kitchen & Cocktails
At Verde Kitchen, we celebrate Hispanic heritage all month long with our authentic Mexican cuisine and finely crafted cocktails. For a menu, catering, and reservations, pay us a visit at verdekitchen.com.