Feliz mes de la Herencia Hispana!
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place in America from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the culture of Americans with Spanish and Hispanic heritage.
National Hispanic celebrations were originally established as Hispanic Heritage Week with legislation from Edward Roybal of Los Angeles, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. The week was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.
September is an important month and was chosen as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua declared independence on September 15, 1821. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate independence in September.
Many events are taking place this year across National Hispanic Heritage Month, please check in with your local and community media to see what’s taking place near you. We’d love to hear if you have plans to participate in any of the celebrations?
Learn The Hispanic Flags:
There are twenty-one countries or territories worldwide that set Spanish as the official language. Listed in order from highest to lowest populations, they are: Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Equatorial Guinea. So, how does each country tell its own story through the symbols on its flag?
Discover what it means to be a part of the SOLitude Lake Management family through the eyes of our amazing colleagues. Hear their stories, see their values, and learn how they serve as leaders and game-changers in the industry and their communities. Introducing SOLitude Voices — a video series where we will introduce Donna, Vic, Alberto and Shannon. Journey with them as they explain their roles and how they feel about the culture around what we do.