Established in 1968, originally as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson was later expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a total of 30 days. These special days are celebrated to recognize all of the contributions and achievements of the Hispanic American community. This special month celebrates the history and culture of the American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Every year Hispanic Heritage month begins on September 15th and ends on October 15th. Many wonder why this special occasion is split between two months and not dedicated to one special month. This is because the Hispanic Heritage month celebration once started off as Hispanic Heritage week! By beginning on the 15th, this special day recognizes the anniversaries of national independence for many Latin American countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All of these countries recognize September 15th as the day they were given independence. These dates were chosen to line up with the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence.
The beautiful Latinx and Hispanic Culture surrounds us everyday, so take this time to recognize and appreciate the achievements and contributions within the culture and learn a new skill!
Food provides a huge glimpse into culture and is one of the best ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Come together with your team and decide on various cultural dishes you are interested in cooking and make sure to bring all of the materials to your cooking class! Bring your team together and have a professional chef or qualified employee guide the entire team through an exciting and tasty Mexican Cuisine Cooking Class!
Test your knowledge on Hispanic Heritage! Prepare an exciting game of trivia based on Latin American countries, history and famous Latinx individuals! The host of the game can split your team in half and begin the friendly competition! Work with your team and expand your knowledge on Hispanic and Latinx culture all while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
Who doesn’t love Piñata’s? Organize a Latinx instructor to come in and teach your entire team all about Piñata’s! This arts and crafts session will give you the opportunity to have fun with your team members and partake in a celebratory Mexican tradition. You and your team will also get to experience this unique learning experience as your instructor can teach you all about how this tradition came to be!
Take a break from work and enjoy a buffet filled with Mexican food! Prepare a special lunch or dinner for your entire team and take the time to explore various cultural dishes! This is a simple and effective way to honor Hispanic culture and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month!
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This calendar is a guide for you and your team to use as you plan meaningful, internal events and activities for the month of March.