Hispanic Heritage Month is Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 15, spotlighting the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Sept. 15 is the date when five Latin American countries declared independence from Spain in 1821 — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16, while Chile’s is Sept. 18.
Here are some ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Raleigh.
- Latinos Run Raleigh is hosting a free Hispanic Heritage Month Run this Thursday, Sept. 21 at Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham at 6:30 p.m.
- Watch “Encanto” with the whole family at Peach Road Cultural Center this Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.
- On Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m., attend a paint and sip class dedicated to artist Frida Kahlo and receive bilingual instruction while creating your masterpiece. Tickets are $45.