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ProQuest se une a la celebración de mes de la Herencia Hispana y reconoce el gran aporte de los hispanos a la cultura de los Estados Unidos.

La celebración del mes de la Herencia Hispana se estableció en 1968, cuando el Presidente Lyndon B. Johnson declaró una semana en septiembre como la Semana Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. Esta celebración se extendió en 1988 a un mes entero, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, para honrar la herencia hispana de este país. Durante este mes, Estados Unidos celebra la cultura y las tradiciones de aquellos residentes que tienen sus raíces en España, México y los países hispanos de América Central, Sudamérica y el Caribe.

Se eligió el 15 de septiembre para iniciar la celebración porque es la fecha en la que se celebra la independencia de cinco países latinoamericanos: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. Además, México celebra su independencia el 16 de septiembre y Chile el 18 de septiembre.

Hoy más que nunca los estadounidenses de origen hispano desempeñan un papel integral en moldear la experiencia estadounidense son líderes en el gobierno, el derecho, los negocios, la ciencia, los deportes, el arte y muchas otras ocupaciones. La influencia de la cultura hispana se refleja en cada elemento de la vida estadounidense, desde la política hasta la educación, pasando por la música y la televisión y se puede observar en su gran diversidad de sabores, musica, idioma y costumbres.

Translation:

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15)

ProQuest joins the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and acknowledges the great contribution of Hispanic culture in the United States.

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage month was established in 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a week in September as National Hispanic Heritage week. This celebration was extended in 1988 to a whole month, from September 15 to October 15. During this month, America celebrates the culture and traditions of those residents that have their roots in Spain, Mexico and the Hispanic countries of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

September 15 was chosen to start the celebration because it is the date which is celebrated the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16 and Chile on September 18.

Today, more than ever, Americans of Hispanic descent play an integral role in shaping the American experience. They are leaders in government, law, business, science, sports, art and many other occupations. The influence of Hispanic culture is reflected in every element of American life, from politics to education, from music to television, and can be seen in its great diversity of flavors, music, language and customs.

Click here to look over the ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand product.

02 Oct 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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