A little bit of history
Annually from September 15th to October 15th, the diversity of the U.S. Latino community is celebrated.
It is said that the Hispanic heritage month date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the independence of Latin American countries and the independence days of Mexico and Chile, which fall on September 16th and 18th, respectively. Also, Columbus Day is celebrated this month, on October 12th.
This tradition initially began with a commemoration week introduced by Congressman George E. Brown in June 1968 in conjunction with the civil rights movement and the need to recognize the contributions of the Latino community, and its goal was to acknowledge the integral roles of these communities in the history of the United States.
Hispanic Heritage Observance Week was initiated under President Lyndon B. Johnson in the same year and extended to a 30-day celebration by President Ronald Reagan, becoming law by passing Public Law 100-402 on August 17th, 1988.
Over the years, the Hispanic-American community has left an indelible mark on the U.S. culture and economy.
Last March 30th, 2022 – The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM) announced the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Theme: “United: Inclusion for a Stronger Nation.”
The idea behind the name is to motivate and ensure that all voices are valued and welcome to help build a stronger nation.
Ms. Ily Soares, the Supervisory Accountant for the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), introduced the theme by stating that “Hispanics in the United States are a diverse group that brings a rich combination of language, culture, educational background, and experience to the great American experiment. This diverse background brings with it a wealth of ideas and perspectives. A uniting factor within our Hispanic community is our desire to be included and represented in all aspects of American society.”
During these dates, communities often hold festivals, fairs, art events, educational games, and various activities to recognize the history, culture, and contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the nation over the years.
At Fairmont Mayakoba, we honor the Hispanic community, so we invite you to be part of the movement.
How can you celebrate these dates?
- Learn to speak Spanish.
This language considered’s one of the Romance languages because it has beautiful words with deep meanings. At some point, we are all taught it in school, but what better than to get into it and learn it thoroughly?
- Educate yourself more about it and share it with others.
Spreading the word about these dates is a way to keep the tradition alive and create a conscious community.
- Try to be involved in artistic activities and enjoy them.
Did you know that art is a form of expression that sensitizes human beings? It is a great experience to live and honor this month. We recommend you to look for the incredible paintings of Frida Kahlo to start and get caught up in the magic of art.
Finally, remember that
It is time to be more united than ever.
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By : Michelle Hernandez