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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

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9:30 a.m.   Zumba 

 11:00 a.m.  Bienvenidos -Welcome Mayor Pownell 

11:00 a.m.  Mariachi Alma de México

12:00 p.m.  Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca

12:45 p.m.  Premio a la Poesía en la acera  
                      Sidewalk Poetry Capstone

1:00 p.m.  Zorongo Flamenco

1:45 p.m.  Instrucción de baile - Latin Dance Instruction

2:00 p.m.  Kuyayki Perú 

2:45 p.m.  Representative Angie Craig

3:00 p.m.  Malamanya (primera tanda - 1st set)

4:00 p.m. Instrucción de baile - Latin Dance Instruction

4:30 p.m.  Malamanya (segunda tanda - 2nd set)


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Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but it was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988.

Since 1988, the month has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. They also include holidays that recognize Hispanic contributions such as Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day that is celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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