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El Paso kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a Free Mexican Independence Day Concert.

Euri Giles | Clareifi

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations in El Paso:

The City of El Paso has planned a free concert this coming Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 6 to 10 PM at Cleveland Square Park located at 510 N Santa Fe.

The @EPTXParksRec invites the community to shout ¡Viva Mexico! and celebrate Mexican Independence Day with live music and entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Cleveland Square Park, 510 N Santa Fe.

According to their announcement: “The free outdoor concert will include the following performances:

· 6 to 8 p.m. Los Nobles Band

· 8 to 9 p.m. Mariachi Los Arrieros

· 9 to 9:15 p.m. Grito Ceremony

· 9:15 to 10 p.m. Mariachi Los Arrieros

Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs & blankets

Started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, this celebration morphed into a full month of honoring all citizens with ties to Latin American countries in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan

Being Hispanic in El Paso is more than just about language. It’s about tradition, values, and heritage. How you define your roots and discover who you are and who you can become is part of embracing what it means to be Hispanic. To be Hispanic means to be brought together through a language, history, food, culture, and celebrating what makes you and your community unique.

The unique border community of El Paso that we call home embraces it's culture, and heritage year round. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a reminder, and a chance to raise awareness about coming together to celebrate others unique cultures rather than misunderstanding them.

Other events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in El Paso:

The El Paso Chihuahuas are putting on a "Fireworks Spectacular" to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. The event will be held post game on Thursday, September 16, 2021 after the Chihuahuas host the Tacoma Rainiers.

Thursday, September 16th: We're adding a bonus Fireworks Spectacular to celebrate Mexican Independence Day!

Those are just a couple of events kicking off the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in El Paso. Throughout the month there will be more opportunities to celebrate and learn about Hispanic Heritage in the border region. Towards the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, The LIBRE Initiative will be hosting the Femme Frontera Film Showcase at the Alamo Draft House - Montecillo on October 14, 2021.

According to the event website, 8 short films will be showcased to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Event Details

The LIBRE Initiative presents the Femme Frontera Film Showcase - El Paso

October 14, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alamo Draft House - Montecillo

Other ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in El Paso:

1. Support a Hispanic owned small business in El Paso

2. Enjoy Hispanic Food, at a local restaurant, or with a home cooked meal.

3. Visit a museum that features an exhibit celebrating Hispanic culture

4. Read / Learn what you can about Mexican Independence Day.

5. Watch a Spanish language show, movie, or listen to a Spanish language podcast.

How will you be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, El Paso?

Let me hear your comments and feedback below.

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