Celebrating the Diverse, Beautiful, and Vibrant Hispanic Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15

By Jennifer Sheran, publisher Macaroni Kid McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton, Locust Grove September 14, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. There are several ways to honor and learn about the Hispanic culture locally, including:

Family Movie Celebration in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Conyers Latin FestivalOctober 2, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Event RiverdaleOctober 8, 2022

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage, several Macaroni KID publishers of Hispanic decent and those who have married into Hispanic families shared what they love most about their rich, vibrant, and beautiful culture to help us celebrate Here's what my fellow publishers told us:

"My husband is from Puerto Rico. I love most the music and dancing, especially salsa and merengue."

Cookie Suàrez, publisher of Macaroni KID Buckhead-Midtown-Brookhaven, Ga.

As its name suggests, salsa dancing has lots of flavor and is very spicy! This genre of dancing originated in the 1960s in the New York City Puerto Rican community. Salsa is a fusion of rhythms and dances from around the Caribbean. Music can be fast or mellow. Check out this salsa station on Pandora and you'll be dancing around your living room in no time ... because salsa is joyful and contagious!

"Family! I love how close we are and how we stay connected. Traditions are handed down and they are deep and meaningful. Family is everything!"

Natalie Sanchez, Macaroni KID Upland, Claremont, La Verne, Calif.

Miguel R. Perez via Canva

"I am Mexican American and I love our food! We are so much more than tacos and tequila."

Zulema Gomez, publisher of Macaroni KID San Marcos-Vista, Calif.

Betty Sanchez