Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage and Spanish Language Series - all in one place!

September 15 - October 15

"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 or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."

Cinco de Mayo, the "5th of May" 

This holiday started in celebration of the Mexican Army's victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War. In the United States, the holiday celebrates the culture and heritage of the Mexican people. 

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Seira: Folk Dancer | Periscope
Seira: Folk Dancer | Periscope

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Seira and her family moved to South Carolina from Mexico four years ago. She left behind many friends and family members. At 13 years old, she realized that it would be a challenge to adjust to her...
Hispanic Customs & Traditions | Periscope
Hispanic Customs & Traditions | Periscope

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A person does not have to be born in Latin America or Spain to be considered Hispanic. Hispanic customs and traditions, such as language, music and dress, can be passed down from one generation to...
Where do Hispanics Come From? | Periscope
Where do Hispanics Come From? | Periscope

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Other Hispanic Americans are descended from Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. Latin America includes all countries in the Western Hemisphere that are south of the United States. This...
Who Is Hispanic? | Periscope
Who Is Hispanic? | Periscope

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The term Hispanic was created by the United States government. Hispanic is used to describe people living in the United States who are descended from a Spanish-speaking country or culture. People from...
Hispanic Countries & Flags | Periscope
Hispanic Countries & Flags | Periscope

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Although all Hispanic Americans share the Spanish language, they come from different cultural backgrounds. Some trace their ancestors to the Native Americans. Other Hispanic Americans might trace...
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! | Periscope
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage! | Periscope

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage September 15-October 15 each year! Approximately 1 in 8 people in the United States is Hispanic American. That's over 32 million people! In South Carolina there are more...
What is a Fotonovela? | La Ropa Sucia
What is a Fotonovela? | La Ropa Sucia

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In the video, John Mark Reed explains in Spanish what is a fotonovela. A fotonovela is a comic strip that conveys a social message through pictures and text. A popular media form in Latin American...
About Hispanic Heritage Month
About Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15. "The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador...