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Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, set aside to honor Hispanic and Latinx communities, started off more than 50 years ago as Hispanic Heritage Week and was meant to be a celebration of the culture and contributions of the community in North America. The week kicked-off on September 15th and lasted through the 22nd (coinciding with eight Latin American independence days).

Since that time, the one-week event has grown into what is known by many as Hispanic Heritage Month or Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month, extending from September 15th to October 15th, making it a full month.

Whether you prefer the term Latino, Latinx, Latin-American, Hispanic (or anything else), this celebration is meant to be inclusive for everyone. See below for some ideas on how you can get involved: Learn and Grow: There is no one single His

panic culture, so this month recognizes a range of traditions, identities, and cultural expressions.

Delve into some resources to learn how the Hispanic and Latinx communities have widely influenced the nation from its history to its arts.

Celebrate Small Business Owners: Amazon has launched a dedicated, Hispanic and Latinx good storefront. Customers can learn about Hispanic entrepreneurs and discover hundreds of products, including jewelry, art, and beauty and wellness essentials, from businesses like Florama Natural Jewelry, Rebeca Flott Arts, Soap Cauldron, La Parea Wellness, and handcrafted goods brands from Amazon Handmade.

Raise your Voice: This celebration has also become a vital opportunity to dispel ignorance, prejudice and fear through education about multiculturalism and the history of the countless contributions of Hispanic and Latino communities.

We believe that to go far, we must go together. Join us as we celebrate the cultures, contributions and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities.

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