Hispanic Heritage Month Post 4

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) we will be posting articles

and information relating to the impact of Latinos in the United as well as looking at their culture from their home countries. The goal of this particular post is to help us realize that Hispanics have a whole lot to celebrate, with over 70 Holidays, yet Cinco de Mayo is not one of them.

Many Americans falsely assume that Cinco de Mayo is an important Mexican Holiday and that anyone that speaks Spanish must celebrate it. We have made plenty of posts that negate that (check our 5 de Mayo tag if you don’t believe us), so today we want to concentrate on the actual celebrations and holidays that take place in Latin America. Many of our students only becoming familiar with El Grito de Independencia de México and Día de los Muertos after years of Spanish classes because those are the two biggest holidays that are pushed by textbooks and marketed by publishing companies. But there are over 70 other national holidays across Central and South America. Let’s start educating ourselves about them…. or even having students research them to find out more.

To download this list on a month by month list plus a calendar to embed on your websitedownload this free product.

Días Festivos de América Latino


1 Día de Liberación Nacional (Triunfo de la Revolución) (CUB)
2 Día de Victoria de las Fuerza Armadas (CUB)
6 Día de los Niños (URU)
9 Día de los Mártires (PAN)
11 Natalicio de Eugenio María de Hostos (PR)
30 Día de Duarte (DOM)

5 Día de la Constitución (MEX)
27 Día de Independencia (DOM)

1 Día de los Héroes de la Patria (PAR)
21 Natalicio de Benito Juárez (MEX)
22 Día de la Abolición de Esclavitud (PR)
24  Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y por la Justicia (ARG)

2 Día del Veterano y de los Caídos en la Guerra de Malvinas (ARG)
14 Día de las Américas (HON)
16 Día de Juan Santamaría (CR)
16 Natalicio de José de Diego (PR)
19 Declaración de Independencia (VEN)
23 Desembarco de los 33 Orientales
30 Día del Trabajo (DOM)

****Rest of list is available here.

About spanishplans

Spanish Teacher in Chicago. Have studied or traveled to Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Uruguay. Have taught level 1 at middle and high school levels. Degree in Spanish and Master's in Teaching and Leadership. Blogger www.SpanishPlans.org
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One Response to Hispanic Heritage Month Post 4

  1. mokm says:

    Reblogged this on Mrs. Grant and commented:
    Great culture ideas

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