Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. Starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. “September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18 and September 21, respectively.”
Celebrating the Latin GRAMMY
The 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards will be held on November 11, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
For more information on the Latin Grammy Awards: http://www.latingrammy.com/en/home
For more information on the USA Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/