How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. This special month celebrates the culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Here are some ways to celebrate. Read on to find out more. This month is also known as Hispanic Heritage Day. To mark this important occasion, you can visit a local Latino museum to learn more about the culture, history and contributions of Hispanics.
September 15th celebrates the independence of the Latin American nations. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama celebrate on this day. In the United States, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence on September 16 and 18, respectively. Belize and El Salvador declared their independence on September 21. As the Hispanic population grows, the U.S. has more Latinos. As of the 2010 US Census, there were 62.1 million people of Hispanic descent, making up 18% of the population.
The number of Hispanics in the U.S. is declining, though the percentage of immigrants has gone up. The number of Hispanic immigrants has gone from 18.0 million to 19.8 million. Yet, the percentage of Latinos who are U.S. born has increased. In fact, the share of immigrants has halved from 40 percent to 33 percent, with a significant increase in Latino-born population.
The U.S. Hispanic population is growing rapidly, with the number of Hispanics predicted to reach a record 62.1 million by 2020. Hispanics make up 18.7% of the population. To honor this cultural heritage, you can donate to Hispanic organizations, eat food from Hispanic countries and honor some influential Hispanics. If you want to learn more about the culture, check out the websites below.
According to the Pew Research Center, more than five million people in the U.S. do not identify as Hispanic. The number of Hispanic immigrants has increased by nearly a half million since 1990. The percentage of Hispanic immigrants has also increased in the past year, from 18.8 million to 19.8 million. In contrast, the number of Latinos who are U.S.-born has increased by four million from the previous year.
The federal definition of “Hispanic” includes people with ancestry from the Philippines, Brazil, and Portugal. However, most immigrants to the U.S. do not identify as Hispanic when filling out the census. They may not identify as Hispanic because they do not fit the definition of “Hispanic” in federal terms. Nonetheless, the majority of Hispanics in the U.S. are proud of their heritage.
In addition to celebrating Hispanic American heritage, the month celebrates the contributions of many champions. In the 1980s, Hispanic heritage was a weeklong event. President Lyndon Johnson declared it Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, it was expanded to a month-long celebration. In the 1990s, the number of Hispanics in the U.S. was more than 6.5 million. While Hispanics were the largest in the 1970s, immigrants came from several countries in Europe and North America.