Every year, Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. For 30 days, the nation comes alive with the sounds of Latin music, cultural murals, and events that celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Hispanic people throughout history. When the observance began in 1968, it only lasted for one week. It wasn’t until 1988 that the celebration expanded to 30 days.
Many families of Mexican heritage observe Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, as a time to visit the resting place of deceased loved ones, bringing along earthly delights that the departed once enjoyed.
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