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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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St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos  | 27:Fifty
St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos | 27:Fifty

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In 1587, Sir Francis Drake attacked and burned St. Augustine, resulting in the consolidation of Spanish forces in the area. Some years later, Castillo De San Marcos was built to help protect the area...
Santa Elena Archaeological Dig | 27:Fifty
Santa Elena Archaeological Dig | 27:Fifty

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Details of an archaeological dig of Santa Elena near Parris Island, South Carolina, are shared by two archaeologists involved in the project. The director of the project, Stanley South, and the co...
Main Street Latin Festival | Carolina Money
Main Street Latin Festival | Carolina Money

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Just prior to the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Main Street Latin Festival is held each year on Main Street in Columbia, S.C. The Festival provides an opportunity to recognize the...
Nuestro Futuro, Part 1: Why We Come,
Nuestro Futuro, Part 1: Why We Come,

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Mario Bravo's father worked in South Carolina and rarely made it home to Mexico. She hardly knew him, and it broke his heart. Today more Latino men are bringing their families with them to the U.S...
Danza del Venado | Artopia
Danza del Venado | Artopia

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A Closer Look The Danza del Venado tells a story. At first the deer is alone, happily grazing in the forest. When our video clip begins, hunters appear and the deer fights for his life. Watch the...