Here are some upcoming events

Here are some upcoming events

Sept. 15 marks the official start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic community in the country.Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1988 and runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.Here are some local events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month in our region:Thursday, Sept. 15: “Grito De Dolores” (Cry of Independence) Location: State Capitol – West StepsThe ceremony celebrates de 212th anniversary of Mexico’s independence. A traditional “cry of independence” will be held at 8 p.m. and will be led by Liliana Ferrer Silva, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento. Exhibitions, crafts, and traditional food, as well as musical and artistic performances, are included. El Grito-Mexican Independence Day Concert Location: Sacramento State-Union Serna Plaza 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Free, live music featuring a Selena tribute band, Los Bidis and Banda Rorros la Perrona. El Grito En La FranklinLocation: 5385 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Sixth annual celebration along Franklin Boulevard, Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Eric Guerra will lead the traditional Mexican “cry of independence.” There will be food, live music, activities for kids including a mechanical bull and prize raffles. Sunday, September 18 Back to the BoulevardLocation: 5383 Franklin Blvd C, Sacramento, CA, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Back to the Boulevard will showcase classic cars and offer local cultural music and dance performances, merchandise vendors, community information booths and family-oriented activities. Saturday, September 24Latinx Gala De Oro Location: Sacramento State, Harper Alumni Center 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Join the Latinx Alumni Chapter for this annual celebration. This masquerade-themed evening celebrates Sacramento State’s alumni on their contributions to the community. It includes a dinner, awards, live music and performances. The history behind Hispanic Heritage MonthIn 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which included Sept. 15 – the date on which the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are celebrated. On September 16 Mexico celebrates its independence and Chile on September 18.On August 17, 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended this recognition for a period of 31 days and it was named National Hispanic Heritage Month, running from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.Now the United States celebrates the culture and traditions of the residents of this country with roots in Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean.How many Hispanics are in the U.S.?Hispanic people account for 18.7% of the total U.S. population, according to The Pew Research Center, the U.S. Hispanic population is the nation’s second-fastest-growing ethnic group after Asians. The Hispanic population in the U.S. reached a record 62.1 million in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Know of more events to include? Send us an email at [email protected]

Sept. 15 marks the official start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic community in the country.

Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1988 and runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Here are some local events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month in our region:

Thursday, Sept. 15:

“Scream Of Pain” (Cry of Independence)

Location: State Capitol – West Steps

The ceremony celebrates de 212th anniversary of Mexico’s independence. A traditional “cry of independence” will be held at 8 p.m. and will be led by Liliana Ferrer Silva, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento. Exhibitions, crafts, and traditional food, as well as musical and artistic performances, are included.

El Grito-Mexican Independence Day Concert

Location: Sacramento State-Union Serna Plaza 7 p.m.-9 p.m

Free, live music featuring a Selena tribute band, Los Bidis and Banda Rorros la Perrona.

The Scream in the Franklin

Location: 5385 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sixth annual celebration along Franklin Boulevard, Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Eric Guerra will lead the traditional Mexican “cry of independence.” There will be food, live music, activities for kids including a mechanical bull and prize raffles.

Sunday, September 18

Back to the Boulevard

Location: 5383 Franklin Blvd C, Sacramento, CA, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Back to the Boulevard will showcase classic cars and offer local cultural music and dance performances, merchandise vendors, community information booths and family-oriented activities.

Saturday, September 24

Latinx Golden Gala

Location: Sacramento State, Harper Alumni Center 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join the Latinx Alumni Chapter for this annual celebration. This masquerade-themed evening celebrates Sacramento State’s alumni on their contributions to the community. It includes a dinner, awards, live music and performances.

The history behind Hispanic Heritage Month

In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which included Sept. 15 – the date on which the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are celebrated. On September 16 Mexico celebrates its independence and Chile on September 18.

On August 17, 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended this recognition for a period of 31 days and it was named National Hispanic Heritage Month, running from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Now the United States celebrates the culture and traditions of the residents of this country with roots in Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean.

How many Hispanics are in the U.S.?

Hispanic people account for 18.7% of the total U.S. population, according to The Pew Research Center, the U.S. Hispanic population is the nation’s second-fastest-growing ethnic group after Asians. The Hispanic population in the U.S. reached a record 62.1 million in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.


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