Monday, September 12, 2005

Hispanic Heritage Month 2005: Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 (listening to Paul Weller-live)

In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim a week in September as National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15). During this month, America celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

Check out the stats ...

1.6 million ... number of Hispanic-owned businesses in 2002
7.6 million .... number of Hispanics who said they voted in 2004 Pres election
1.1 million ... number of Latino veteranos who served proudly in the US armed forces
31 million ... number of U.S. residents age 5 and older who speak Spanish at home (that's why sanTana is so pinche loud!)
22.4 million ... nation’s Hispanic population during the 1990 census
102.6 million ... projected Hispanic population of the United States in 2050 (you'll never find parking in OC ... fir sure!)

and the numbers go on ... but we're hyuuush (huge ese) ....

And if you're like me and want to put the numbers aside for a day and fiesta, Latino LA shows us the hot spots ...

Or if you're fifi and want to cruise to DC, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is having a blast ...

I'll post OC haps when I find something... let me know ... pinche chocante OC!

1 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happened to your weekend guest? Are you still bar and BBQ bitch?

 

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