Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the City of Waco

September 30, 2021
Baylor University is thrilled to invite the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Formally recognized as the period between September 15 to October 15, this month honors the contributions and cultures of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all declared their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. The nations Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively. In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first Hispanic Heritage Week presidential proclamation during the peak of the civil rights movement. President George H.W. Bush became the first president to expand this week to a full month in 1989, dedicating this time to celebrating how the Latinx and Hispanic communities have enriched the U. S.

Join the festivities as the City of Waco highlights the group’s heritage throughout this month.

Here are some events you won’t want to miss:
Hispanic Heritage Banquet
The Baylor University Hispanic Student Association is proud to partner with the Department of Multicultural Affairs to host this annual banquet. Guests will enjoy a meal, key-note speaker, and musical entertainment on October 7 in the Barfield Drawing Room.
Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Hispanic/Family Day
The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo is excited to celebrate Hispanic/Family Day on October 10 and 17. Be sure to attend these days in order to enjoy the Mexican Rodeo Spectacular, a show honoring the Mexican rodeo culture through expert horsemanship, dance and music. The Esperanza Committee is encouraging Central Texas’ young artists to explore Hispanic Heritage Month through the Latino Heritage Art Contest that will be accept submissions illustrating the various peoples and cultures of the Americas.
Dia De Los Muertos Waco Parade
Attend this festival and parade in Downtown Waco on October 30 to celebrate the Day of the Dead with your community. This event will feature vendors, art, live music, food trucks, activities for kids and a fashion show.
For more information about these events, please email cuevas_peacock@baylor.edu.
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