Monday, September 15, 2008

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff!

I celebrate Hispanic Heritage on the daily but for those of you who need a reminder - everyone else celebrates from September 15th-October 15th.

"Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402." Via Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


There are a ton of festivities to share and enjoy in the orgullo!


The Library of Congress has a great site: www.loc.gov/topics/hispanicheritage
The National Education Association:
www.nea.org/readacross/hispanic.html
www.hispanicheritage.org/
Hispanic Heritage Month on Biography.com

Nordstrom (one of my favorite stores) is also doing its own thing: Extranews.net Check it out here: www.nordstrom.com/hispanicheritagemonth.com.

In terms of books, take a look '08 Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List from publishers.org.

Hachette Book Group USA is getting in on the action and helping bloggers celebrate with good books too!

Check out these sites for chances to win Hachette Books for the holiday:

Ourlatinamerica.blogspot.com
Curiousvillager.wordpress.com
Amoxcalli.ginaruiz.com
Prsun.blogspot.com
Bronxlatino.blogspot.com
Harlemwriter.blogspot.com
Bilingualintheboonies.com
www.razastreet.com
Sablelitreviews.com
Bookmeo.com
www.alizahausman.net
Good Luck and siempre pa'lante, mi gente!


2 comments:

  1. wonderful job with this posting! Loved it!

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  2. Great post, great information! I'm glad to see so many people post on Hispanic Heritage month. I think it's a great celebration of who we were, who we are and who we will be. I think in addition to celebrating our accomplishments, it's a great time to share information and create awareness however we can!

    Talk show host, Cristina Saralegui has paired up with AARP to to help spread the word about their great benefits!
    Check out http://www.upclosewithcristina.com/video to learn more and make a customizable video! You can have fun with your friends and
    make them on online TV star with Cristina's video, "Amigos Live!" It's a blast!

    Also, you can enter to win an all inclusive trip for 2 to Miami to to see the Cristina Saralegui show!
    Definitley check out AARP for yourself or for a relative or client. They've got some great benefits, including (but not limited to): Exclusive travel discounts, prescription discounts, retirement planning and free companion membership!

    I hope it's alright that I commented on your blog -- wanted to let them know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP's great benefits. If you have any further questions,
    please don't hesitate to email me.

    Thanks!
    Isabella Coldivar
    AARP Ambassador
    isabellaAARP@gmail.com

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