Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 is just around the corner. Are you ready to celebrate this historical month?
What better way to celebrate the beauty of the Hispanic culture than with a soul-rocking party, dancing, and an exciting movie or podcast?
Hispanic and Latinx communities celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on September 15 and runs through October 15, daily through food, traditions, and language.
Amazing ideas to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month are:
- Host a Hispanic-Inspired Lunch Party
\Why not celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in style?
In the spirit of inclusivity, you should invite everyone (friends, family, and colleagues) to a Hispanic-inspired lunch party at your residence or place of choice. Chances are your friends and colleagues will appreciate and welcome your efforts.
Pick a weekend or Friday afternoon and let everyone bring a Hispanic-inspired dish to share. With so many delicious dishes from this vibrant culture, the party will be full of colorful dishes and cuisine to try.
- Donate to the Community or Hispanic Nonprofits
Not a fan of parties? Why not follow a noble course and donate to the community and/or Hispanic nonprofits?
Hispanic and Latinx have long been the foundation of communities across the country. You can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by donating to nonprofit organizations that understand the needs of Hispanic and Latinx communities.
Organizations like RAICES—a Texas-based nonprofit that provides legal services to underserved immigrant refugees, families, and children—are at the forefront of the immigration issues and are actively working to help those in need.
You could also donate to Hispanic nonprofits, like CPLC, which aims to eradicate discrimination in Latino and Spanish-speaking communities.
- Take a Latin Dance Class
Love dancing? Learn a few Latin dance moves during Hispanic Heritage Month!
Gather a couple of friends to learn the fast pulse of the Cha Cha dance or grab a partner to learn the slow movements of Bachata. In-person and virtual classes are available for beginners, depending on your location.
Dancing can be an excellent way to get active and release stress. You could invite your friends to a video call to learn together or sign up for an in-person class together. You might want to choose a Friday evening when people are naturally excited about the weekend.
- Get Crafty
Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to get creative.
Art is important because it promotes expression and creativity. It helps us draw a clearer picture of history while reminding us of our heritage.
But you can’t speak about Latin American arts without mentioning Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Diego Rivela, or Frida Kahlo. If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could try recreating a favorite painting by one of these artists or create your own..
- Offer Gifts
Don’t celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month alone. Spread the love to your loved ones and colleagues with gifts to show how much you appreciate them.
Gift-giving is an act of self-gratification.
Gifting not only creates stronger connections but also helps us feel good about ourselves. You don’t have to splurge on gifts. As the wise say, “it’s the thought that counts.” A simple gift such as a Mexican hot chocolate protein bar can do the trick.
If your friends are foodies, Salsa Verde Cactus Tortilla Chips or Organic Cold-Pressed Tropical Escape Juice will make their mouths watery.
For corporate gifts, SnackMagic is the best option as it can fuel focus and productivity, all while fostering feelings of employee appreciation and delightful surprise. SnackMagic offers highly customizable features, including notes inside boxes, digital branding experiences, and swag options. Plus, the company has tasty treats for every dietary preference.
- Listen to some Spanish or Latino Podcasts
Podcasts are an excellent way to entertain yourself and learn new things in the process.
Some, such as News in Slow Spanish, present an opportunity to improve your Spanish-speaking skills. Others, such as Latinx Therapy, hosted by Adriana Alejandre, LMFT, offer healthy living tips that center on Latinx communities.
Interesting Hispanic Heritage Month Facts
- Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th every year.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson built the foundation of Hispanic Heritage Month’s celebration in the year 1968 by performing a week-long ceremony. It was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.
- The celebration recognizes and honors the contributions of the Hispanic American community to the history, culture, and society of the United States.
- Five Latin American countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua – celebrate their independence day on September 15th every year. While two other LATAM countries – Mexico and Chile – celebrate their independence day on September 16th and September 18th.
- National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers decides a new theme for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration every year.
- As of 2020, the US Hispanic population was 62.57 million.
- Famous Hispanic Americans include Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Rita Moreno, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many others.
- Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated with parades, festivals, concerts, art exhibits, and other cultural events throughout the United States.
- An entire month dedicated to honoring and exploring Hispanic and Latinx cultures means there’s so much time to try out new things. We’ve rounded up a few exciting things to do in this celebratory month. But first…
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is an excellent way to honor the impactful ways Hispanic people living in America have contributed to US history. Become the hero of the day by celebrating this heritage month with your friends, donating to a noble cause, or gifting one of the presents discussed above.
Without further ado, here’s how to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and activities for the celebration.