How Do You Celebrate National Hispanic-American Heritage Month?

indoor air quality, How Do You Celebrate National Hispanic-American Heritage Month?

Here in South Florida, where AirMD’s indoor air quality experts are based, National Hispanic-American Heritage Month is always celebrated with flair. This year, of course, things are different. But not even Covid-19 can stop us from honoring the many contributions the Latinx community in South Florida has made. 

National Hispanic-American Heritage Month traditionally runs from September 15 through October 15. It is an opportunity to pay tribute to the many Hispanic Americans who have had such an amazing influence on all of us.

National Hispanic-American Heritage Month 2020

We may not be able to get together to celebrate the many vibrant aspects of Hispanic-American culture that we enjoy, but there are still ways that you can explore the rich heritage of Hispanic-American culture.

Here are just a few of the many events

  • On Wednesday, September 30, you can enjoy Homegrown: Changüí Majadero, a virtual performance of Cuban roots music presented by the Library of Congress. The live performance will be available on both the Library’s Facebook page and the Library’s YouTube channel. As the Library explains, “Changüí is the predecessor of son cubano and salsa, a style of music specifically from the region of Guantanamo, Cuba. Its origins can be traced back to the 1800s, during the days of slavery in Cuba. Changüí is to Cuba & Latin America what the blues & early jazz is to American music.”
  • Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the National Park Service is taking its celebration of the history, heritage and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans past and present onto their social media platforms. 
  • The Smithsonian will be hosting a variety of events online, including an exploration of portraits of prominent Hispanic-American and Latinx individuals — like Selena and Sonia Sotomayor – and the stories behind those portraits.

Here at AirMD, one of the most trusted air quality testing companies, we are scientists, not historians, but that won’t stop us from taking time away from conducting home allergen tests and asbestos inspections, to celebrate Hispanic-American Heritage Month.

By AirMD | Posted in Air Quality Testing