National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month 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 celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, October 4th, with a schoolwide Zumba class hosted by Jose Jimenez!

This class was a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes. CLICK HERE for more information about classes Jose offers.

Here are the playlists for this class, so you can keep the dancing and celebrating going at home!

To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month, and this beautiful, rich, and expansive culture, we have created this family-fun, interactive bingo card for our community to enjoy – Bingo Card!