2016

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 Theme:
Honoring our Heritage. Building Our Future.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community. Read more

http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/Home_Page.html

History of Hispanic Heritage Month

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. Read more

http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/History.html

5 Takeaways About Hispanic Heritage You Probably Didn't Know

 

Source: NBC News

American future: 55 million Latinos in U.S., one-third under 18

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There are 55. million Latinos in America, nearly triple the 1980 population, and those under 18 years old are the largest group, a demographic fact likely to influence the future of the country, according to Census figures. Read more

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/american-future-55-million-latinos-in-u.s.-one-third-under-18/article/2589272

Library of Congress Has Online, Interactive Exhibit of Mexican Revolution

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Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month the U.S. Library of Congress has rolled out an interactive online exhibit that tells the story of the sometimes complex but never boring relationship between the neighboring countries of the United States and Mexico — with a particular focus on the Mexican Revolution in the years 1910-1920. Read more

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hispanic-heritage-month-2016/library-congress-has-online-interactive-exhibit-mexican-revolution-n645501

12 Facts About El Día De Muertos That Show Just How Special It Is

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How much do you actually know about this very unique celebration? Enjoy preserving traditions with a delicious cup of chocolate Abuelita, the authentic Mexican hot chocolate. Read more

https://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/fbaf/nestleabuelita/ways-el-dia-de-muertos-is-unlike-any-other-celebration?utm_term=.iu769xJRM#.rnY1oyVd

Latinos honored with National Medals of Art in Humanities Award

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Prominent Latinos who have transformed the artistic and literary world will be recognized by the White House for their cultural contributions. Read more

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hispanic-heritage-month-2016/these-latinos-will-be-honored-national-medals-art-humanities-n649061