National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Meadowlark students will be celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a schoolwide Zumba class hosted by Jose Jimenez on Tuesday, October 4th!
This class will be a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes and a music playlist will be available afterwards to keep the dancing and celebrating going at home.
In the meantime, follow this link (or click on the image below) to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, and ways to celebrate!