Mary Claire Patton, Digital Journalist
Mary Claire Patton, Digital Journalist
SAN ANTONIO – The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebration of Mexican tradition and culture.
Fiestas Patrias San Antonio takes place during Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Hispanic Heritage Month officially started Sept. 15. The annual cultural celebration takes place every year through Oct. 15.
Here are the events for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Fiestas Patrias celebrations:
Celebrations for Hispanic Heritage Month kick off in mid-September because it’s when more than a half-dozen countries celebrate their independence from Spain. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate on Sept 15 while Sept. 16, or Diez y Seis, is when Mexico celebrates its independence and Sept. 18 is Chili’s independence day.
Hispanic Heritage Month started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 before morphing into a month-long celebration in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.
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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.
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