National Hispanic Heritage month

Valerie Barbosa, Staff Writer

Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated throughout half of September and the first half of October. It began as a way to show the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic-Americans. Especially the ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and central and south America. Communities celebrate the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities. Hispanic and Latino Americans amount to an estimated 17.8% of the total U.S. population, making up the largest ethnic minority.

So, spend some time the next few weeks and learn some facts about Hispanic culture.  For instance, unlike the U.S., chicken tacos are not popular in Mexico. There they prefer to fill their tacos with steak, chicharron, and chorizo.  (All yum!)