Hispanic Heritage Week


When you do a search for the word “Immigrate” in the dictionary, one of the definitions you will encounter states the act of immigrating as an intransitive verb, meaning to enter and usually become established in a new place. This act, helped establish our nation starting with the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492 and has continued to help make America what it is today!

Every year as the seasons change and the leaves begin to FALL Americans celebrate the vitality of a community who has influenced and enriched our nation in so many ways since its establishment.

September 15th to October 15th marks National Hispanic Heritage Month or as it is known in Spanish, Mes de la Herencia Hispana. This is a time when the United States pays tribute to the history, culture and contributions of past and future Hispanic Americans.

According to the 2010 Census of the United States population 50.5 Million people, identify as being Hispanic with an ever growing presence.

In celebrating the heritage and culture of the Hispanic community, we as Americans are recognizing the positive influence Hispanics have had and will continue to have in helping to shape our nations character.

This week @TheYLife is dedicating our publications to discovering and delving into the history and culture of #HispanicHeritage.