Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson’s Proclamation 3869 launched a week-long celebration of the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens of Hispanic origin to America’s national heritage.
Since then, the one-week event has grown into what is known by many as Hispanic Heritage Month -- a commemoration from September 15th to October 15th that is intrinsically linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations and uplifts the cultural legacy of a group deeply-rooted in rich traditions.
This celebration has become a vital opportunity to dispel ignorance, prejudice and fear through education about multiculturalism and the history of the countless contributions of Latinx communities.
Check out some local events you can attend to celebrate the diversity of Hispanic Heritage Month:
Outdoor Bilingual Story Time
September 18th, Waterford
Come to Waterford Public Library on September 18th for a story reading in both English and Spanish followed by a craft for Hispanic Heritage Month! Click here for more.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
September 19th, New London
Check out Taino Production’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Hygienic Art Park in downtown New London! This event will feature cultural dancing from various Latin American Countries, DJ Leo playing music from all Latino/Hispanic countries, and a Window Photo Display of Latin Heritage. Click here for more.
Eat in the Street: Hispanic Heritage Month
September 26th, New London
Head down to Bank Street on September 26th for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration! Fireworks will be launched at 8:00 PM. The Latin Essence Group will be performing at the Parade Plaza 6:00 -9:00PM. You can also enjoy salsa lessons and Peruvian dance lessons as well as amazing food from local restaurants! Here are more details.
Hartford Latino Fest 2021
September 25th, Hartford
Head to Hartford for 3 days of festivities! Celebrating Latinx heritage, this festival offers many vendors, lots of food, and many performances from Hispanic artists. For more information, check out their website here.