Autumn sparks the annual Hispanic Heritage Month! It’s that time of year where we recognize the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Every September 15th to October 15th we celebrate their heritage and culture.

Autumn sparks Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year since 1968 from September 15th thru October 15th we celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture and contributions to the U.S. The festivities begin on September 15 because it marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.

Did you know that the term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. Today, 57.5 million people or 18% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. There are so many ways to celebrate. We showcase one organization that hosts annual recognition to the Month below.


Viva Broadway celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Viva Broadway  is presenting a special Hispanic Heritage Month celebration concert series hosted by Broadway actress and singer Ana Villafañe, (Gloria Estefan) On Your Feet! The Musical – The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan; NBC’s “Sunnyside” and “New Amsterdam.” The cabaret style concert series titled “El Conjunto” will take place at the W Living Room Times Square (W Hotel, 1567 Broadway) on Sunday, September 29; and Sunday, October 13.  Doors will open at 6 PM and all performances will begin at 7 PM. The series will include special guest performances and some surprise appearances with musical direction by Justin Ramos. Tickets are $10 and $20. The opening Sunday performance was on September 15. For tickets click HERE.

Pandemic forces Viva Broadway virtual

Viva Broadway is a national Broadway League audience development partnership with the Hispanic community that helps bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country.

As a program of The Broadway League, this long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together around live theatre and augmenting career opportunities for Latinos on Broadway in NYC and nationally.

Autumn sparks Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations around the United States. The culture, cuisine, art, and past and present contributions of Hispanics and Latinos have Socially Sparked® the lives of Americans. One way to join the month-long celebration is through Viva Broadway! If you live or plan to visit New York City thru October 15th.  Either way, we are all forever Socially Sparked! — tweet us @sosparkednews