National Hispanic Heritage Month

By mmartinez on September 18, 2023

National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, celebrates and recognizes the histories, cultures, and contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central Ameria, and South America.

Doug Lazy talks about where his Hispanic heritage comes from and what it means to him. Join us in celebrating the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community in Sacramento and all of our surrounding areas!


Deanna is proud to be Mexican American! Her grandparents sacrificed so much to immigrate to a country where they didn’t know the language to give future generations in their family a better life. Those sacrifices are why she is here doing what she does today. That’s why taking time to celebrate is important to her. 


Darik talks about his Hispanic heritage and family history from Central America! It is always a part of his daily life and is proud to represent his heritage here in the Sacramento community!


Doug lazy shares how you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Supporting locally owned Hispanic businesses is one way. For more local businesses to support, check out the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Deanna shares where in Sacramento you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We are lucky to have a theater arts program dedicated to empowering the Latino community. Teatro Nagual, founded by Richard Falcon in 2006, puts on bilingual plays, and various art experiences to bring stories of Latinos to life. 


Darik shares that you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by strolling through one of the most cherished parks in Sacramento, Cesar Chavez Park. By doing this, you’re celebrating Hispanic heritage and honoring the great Mexican American Cesar Chavez, who was one of the biggest champions for farm workers’ rights.



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