Thursday, September 24, 2009

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Congratualtions to Laura Jimenez Gomez
the first new citizen of the Milpitas Adult School Citizenship Class 2009-2010.

National Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

VOANews: For Hispanics in US, the 'Fierce Urgency of Now'
National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States began September fifteenth. Events are being held throughout the country to celebrate the history, culture and success of America's Hispanic population. This year's theme is the 'Fierce Urgency of Now' .

San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival
Now in its 18th year, the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival presents a weeklong schedule of music and educational events by internationally renowned mariachis and maestros of ballet folklórico. The Festival closes with an outdoor feria, featuring music, arts, cultural activities and food in a celebration of Mexican heritage and cuisine.

El Grito de Milpitas
Viva Mexico! Viva Milpitas! Viva San Jose! Viva Milpitas Adult School! Happy Mexican Independence Day from Milpitas Adult School!

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