Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th to October 15th, is a time to honor and celebrar the contributions, culturas, and traditions of Hispanic and Latinx communities. It provides an opportunity to recognize our heritage's beauty, diversity, and influence on U.S. society. So, how do you best participate in this month? From supporting businesses to education, here are a few ways on how to rightfully celebrate this heritage month:
1. Embrace Cultural Education
Take the time to learn about the history, achievements, and cultural significance of Hispanic and Latinx communities. Read books, watch documentaries, or attend virtual events that support the work of historians or experts. You can also support the storytelling in TV & Film by watching and sharing some Hispanic/Latinx-led titles on your favorite streaming platforms.
2. Explore Hispanic/Latinx Cuisine
Delve into the rich flavors and vibrant dishes of Hispanic cuisine. Try cooking traditional recipes or explore Hispanic/Latinx-owned restaurants in your area for authentic dishes from Mexico to El Salvador and the Caribbean, and much more. Celebrate the culinary diversity and savor the flavors of Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish dishes.
3. Engage in Cultural Activities
Participate in local events, workshops, or performances celebrating Hispanic heritage. Dance to Latin music, learn traditional dances like salsa or bachata, or attend art exhibits showcasing the works of artists from the communities to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions.
4. Support Hispanic/Latinx-Owned Brands
Show your support for Hispanic/Latinx entrepreneurs and businesses by shopping from their brands, like The Honest Company by Jessica Alba or Ceremonia by Babba Rivera. You can also look for products that celebrate the essence of our culture, like LUNA MAGIC's Lash Packs, which have Spanish-language names named after popular Latin shows.