September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Americans observe it by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
I will be talking about famous Hispanic/Latino Americans through out the month and making connections to our IB world. Learners will then either orally state their connections or present to the class what they have discovered about people like Rita Moreno, Gary Soto, and Roberto Clemente, to name a few.
If you have anything you would like to share, props, picture, events that speak to this please do not hesitate to share it with me.
Here are some more important dates to be celebrated in September. Note: September 16th is Mexico’s Independence Day. I am sure there will be many events around town to go to and experience the festivities.
Independence Day for Belize. Belize was known as British Honduras prior to their independence from the United Kingdom on September 21, 1981.
Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, patron of Cuba.
St. George’s Cay Day (Belize). The Battle of St. George’s Cay in 1798 was won by a handful of locals over a superior Spanish force.
Independence Day for Central American nations (El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua). Commemorates the declaration of independence from Spain in 1821.
Mexican Independence Day or 16 de septiembre, celebrates the day that Miguel Hidalgo delivered El Grito de Dolores, and announced the Mexican revolt against Spanish rule.
Independence Day for Chile. Also known as Fiestas Patrias and El Dieciocho.
Grito de Lares. Anniversary of the uprising that initiated the movement for Puerto Rican independence from Spain.
Independence Day for Belize.