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Interesting sites that have information about events going on in different states during Hispanic Heritage Month
These are some great sites to look at for events happening during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Hispanic Heritage Month' is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 31-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Lof independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively." Public Law 100-402 authorizes and requests the President to issue an annual proclamation designating September 15 through October 15, as "Hispanic Heritage Month."
Since the beginning of the periods of Conquest and Colonization, there were several rebel movements under Spanish rule, most of them either being crushed or remaining too weak to change the overall situation. The last one, which sought outright independence from Spain, sprang up around 1810, following the independence of St. Domingue in 1804 (present day Haiti), who provided a non-negligible degree of support to the eventual leaders of this rebellion: Sim n Bol var and Francisco de Paula Santander. Sim n Bol var had become the first president of Colombia and Francisco de Paula Santander was Vice President; when Sim n Bol var stepped down, Santander became the second president of Colombia. The rebellion finally succeeded in 1819 when the territory of the Viceroyalty of New Granada became the Republic of Greater Colombia organized as a Confederation along Ecuador and Venezuela (Panama was part of Colombia).
The independence day of a nation commemorates the anniversary of a very significant day in the history of a country's struggle in the attainment of its freedom.
Hola Members. As you all may already know the National Puerto Rican Day Parade is this Sunday June 8th in NYC. MiGente will be present at many of the weekend's events and would like you to be a part of the excitement .
We are asking all MG_Latino Pride members that attend the parade to submit their photos they take at the parade or any parties they attended and post them in the photo section of our MG_LatinoPride group found in the "Favorite Groups" section of this page. Also, leave us comments of how you enjoyed the PR Parade events. Below is a brief history of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) is a locally televised parade that takes place yearly on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The parade, which is always held on the second Sunday in June honors the nearly 4 million Puerto Ricans on the island itself, as well as the Puerto Ricans and those of Puerto Rican heritage on the mainland. In 2006 more than 80,000 participants marched and nearly 2 million spectators lined the parade route. The parade always attracts many celebrities, both Puerto Rican and of Puerto Rican heritage, and many politicians from the tri-state area.
The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street and has grown to become the second largest parade in New York City after the West Indian-American Day Parade along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. With close to 3 million spectators annually it is one of the largest parades in the country.
The first Puerto Rican Day parade was held on Sunday, April 12, 1958 in Manhattan replacing the former Hispanic Day Parade. In 1995, the parade became incorporated as The National Puerto Rican Day Parade and expanded beyond the parade itself. The parade now hosts over seven major events throughout New York City. There are dozens of other events that also take place the weekend of the parade that are not sponsored by the National Parade corporation. In addition to the main New York Parade there are currently over fifty smaller parades that take place throughout the United States.
The parade attracts many New York politicians, such as mayor Michael Bloomberg, former mayor Rudy Giuliani and also many political candidates running for office and looking for voters in local, state and national elections. In recent years, the parade has honored several Puerto Rican celebrities by naming them "International Grand Marshal" of the parade including singer Marc Anthony, who participated in the parade with along his wife Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. In addition to a National Grand Marshal, a variety of honorees are named for the parade, with titles such as "King", "National Ambassador of La Salsa", and "National Godmother.