Hispanic Heritage Month! 💃🕺🏻🌮💀 🎉

Dated: September 15 2021

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In 2021,Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15, as it has every year since 1989. It's split across two months because September 15 is a key date in the history of several Latin American countries: It's when Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua declared their independence from Spain in 1821. Much like Black History Month in February and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for Americans who identify as Hispanic to celebrate the traditions and history unique to their cultural background.
Enjoy a classic Latin American dish.
Even if you don't consider yourself Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, you can still seize the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries and territories honored during these four weeks.

Take a dance class!

Mambo, rumba, cha-cha, or flamenco-dance your way into Hispanic Heritage Month. Learning some new moves is an energizing way to exercise (it's a fun date night activity, too). You don't even need to leave the house to perfect your salsa steps with Salsanerd's virtual classes. Prefer to mix it up? Even beginners can learn to dance merengue, cumbia, and more through the aptly-named Latin Dancing Online.

Listen to Spanish and Latinx podcasts.

Podcasts are a great way to entertain yourself and learn something on the go. Some even present an opportunity to brush up on your language skills, such as News in Slow SpanishLatinx Therapy, hosted by therapist Adriana Alejandre, offers mental health tips that center on Latinx communities.

Learn about Mexican Independence Day. 

Nope, not Cinco de Mayo—that's a completely different holiday. Mexican Independence Day is September 16. It's marking the day in 1810 when a Roman Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla delivered a rallying speech that's considered the first formal declaration of Mexico's independence from Spain.

Binge a Spanish-language TV show.

Wait..you haven't seen Elite?! We highly suggest you give it a try. Once you're done with that season, get comfy in bed or on the couch cause you don't want to miss out on almost 5 seasons of Money Heist!

Roll up the sleeves and make some delicious paletas!

Hispanic Heritage Month may arrive in the last week of summer, but we'd argue that paletas should be a year-round treat. These wonderful treats are simple to make; the basic main ingredients are water, sugar, lime juice, and fresh fruit. But flavor combinations abound—add chili, cream, chocolate, and whatever fruit combos you can dream up and turn your own home into a paletería.

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