Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Raleigh

This month has been celebrated in the US since 1968 and continues to be commemorated. Here are just a few ways to observe Hispanic Heritage Month in Raleigh.

Traditional Mexican dancers swish their skirts on stage.

Attend these events celebrating the Hispanic heritage of Raleighites.

Photo via the City of Raleigh

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.
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