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               Burn the Wagon Chapbook Series Our city’s official logo proudly proclaims El Monte’s place at the “end of the Santa Fe Trail.” The white covered wagon at the center of the logo places white Americans as El Monte’s “pioneers.” Indigenous people that occupied these lands before and the Mexican, Latino, […]

Celebrate!

We are on the eve of another Hispanic Heritage Month!

It started in September 1968, when Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. It was observed during the week that included September 15th and 16th. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a monthlong celebration (September 15th – October 15th), effective the following year. During this time, the U.S. celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

September 15th 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. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and September 18th, respectively. I usually seek out margaritas and pisco sours on those days, respectively.

How will you celebrate?

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