- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
- On campus ‘blackout’ taken in stride
- Bariatric Surgery Services to present annual fashion show Nov. 25
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Spinal cord injury research program receives gift
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
As the semester picks up pace, finding cultural events may become a difficult task, especially when one is immersed in his or her studies. In addition to the plethora of 50 Years Forward programming in September, there is another cultural celebration beginning the ides of the month, namely, Hispanic Heritage Month.
Celebrated annually since 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 until October 15 , and is set aside to honor Latino American (American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America) contributions to the United States, as well as recognize Hispanic culture, histories and heritage.
September 15 was chosen as the beginning of the thirty day period because it is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries (Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala). The timing of the month also considers Mexico’s, Chile’s and Belize’s anniversaries of independence which respectively fall on the September 16, 18 and 21. Columbus Day also occurs near the end of the month, on October 12.
Birmingham, which has one of the highest numbers of Hispanic residents in the state, will host Fiesta, a cultural exhibition with representatives from over twenty countries, in which the attendees can imbibe art, music and the varied culture of the Latin American community. The event will be held at Linn Park, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Visit birmingham365.org or fiestabirmingham.com for more information on how to be involved, sponsorship opportunities, and general details.