What is Hispanic heritage month? • Hispanic Heritage month starts on September 15 • Independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua Latin America's struggles for national independence
How did it start? • takes place between September 15th and October 15th • Hispanic Heritage week in 1968 By Lyndon Johnson • Extended in 1988By Ronald Regan
Notable Hispanic people Cesar Chaez Labor Organizer George Lopez Comedian Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice OctavianoLarrazola Governor Francia Marquez Rights activist Ellen Ochoa Astronaut
Hispanic culture • Religion: Mostly Roman Catholicism • Food: Multi-ethnic cuisines • Celebrations and festivals such as Carnival and Dia de los Muertos • Family: Close family units with high respect for elders
Spanish speaking contries • Cuba • Mexico • Peru • Spain • Panama • Uruguay • Chile • Costa Rica • Paraguay • Argentina • Honduras • Colombia • Guatemala • El Salvador • Nicaragua • Venezuela • Ecuador • Dominican Republic • Puerto Rico • Equatorial Guinea • The U.S.A* • The Philippines* *Countries that have a large population Spanish speaking people
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