I have a confession… I have never really celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month before (I know, I know–WHAT?!)
I don’t know why… I don’t think I ever felt the need to celebrate it before. Growing up in NYC, I have always been exposed to Hispanic culture, food and language, from many countries in Latin America. I also grew up being taught the importance of being proud of my roots and my heritage.
Maybe now it is different because I’m a parent, and I’m raising a multicultural child. Indeed, making a parent makes you more aware of what you celebrating and exposing your children to, as well as the importance of passing on and preserving language and culture. Preserving language and culture was actually the driving force behind me starting a blog!
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to explore the richness and cultural diversity of other countries, and more importantly, to educate the public on the beauty of our diversity. It is also a great opportunity to get kids excited about their heritage! So, I’m delighted to be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this year! From blog posts to Instagram pics, to hosting a Twitter party**, Ladydee has a lot going on this month!
So let’s start by talking about what it means to be Latino… what does it mean to you? To me, there are many wonderful words I think about when I think about what being Latino means to me:
What does being Latino mean to you? Share your thoughts below!
**Please join me in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Multicultural Kid Blogs on Sept 23rd on Twitter… we will be talking about “Celebrating HHM with Kids” and there are a lot of great prizes! RSVP here.