It's Hispanic Heritage Month and in response to this week's Hot Topic, I would like to share how I'm celebrating my cultura.
Funny thing is that I think Hispanic Heritage should be celebrated daily, but I suppose that's biased, because I am proud of being a latina. I am sure had I been born of another nationality I would feel the same about that particular culture.
...but I digress... I like to celebrate with awesome Mexican food. Living in a bordertown it's not so difficult to come by some great food, and I can tell you the months I lived away on the east coast were pretty miserable. I missed the food, the culture, the people, and my mom's cooking.
Food is what gravitates people to different cultures. Think about it. For the most part food is a non-controversial way of dabbling in other cultures and often a method of socialization. While at it, I'd like to clarify that food too can cause issues, but who would say no to enchiladas!!?? :)
Aside from enjoying some great eats, I'm also planning on visiting some great events. The community college here in El Paso has some great cultural events that are sure to please people of all cultural backgrounds. And these events are going on right now through the middle of October; so convenient!
Check out their Hispanic Heritage Schedule at the following site:
Cities across the country are also hosting events, so keep an eye out for Hispanic Heritage celebrations in your community.
I vouch to make it Hispanic Heritage year. lol.