Mes de la Herencia Hispana
by Maestra Moreno
We are excited to share with you that Friday, September 15, marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Lasting until October 15, this month honors and celebrates the cultures and contributions of the people that have come to the United States from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
On September 15, 1821, Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua declared independence from Spain. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, now celebrated as Hispanic Heritage Day in Spain and Latin America, falls on October 12.
National Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us that the American identity is a fabric of diverse traditions and stories woven together. Our culture has been enriched by the rhythms, art, literature, and creativity of Hispanic peoples.
In Spanish class we are going to celebrate with dancing, cooking, and learning about beautiful stories and traditions.
This week, Grades 7 & 8 start bachata clases with Maestro Axhel Muñoz.
Bachata is a genre of music that originated in the Dominican Republic in the 20th century. It is representative of the cultural diversity of the Dominican populations fusing together southwestern European influences, with indigenous Taino and Sub Saharan African musical elements.
Here is a link where you can find activities carried out in Tucson to celebrate this month.