Each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Why from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15? September marks the anniversary of independence of several countries in Central America. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all share Sept. 15 as their independence day. Mexico celebrates its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza falls on Oct. 12.
Girls and volunteers can learn about the Hispanic culture and join in the celebration in the Tampa Bay area! Here some of the things you can do:
Earn the VIVA patch.
Feria de la Familia is a free family event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 12 – 6 PM. This event is expo style showcasing a variety of businesses, services and Latin food in a festive, family atmosphere. There is a children’s area with entertainment including clowns, dance and face painting.
Come and visit the Girl Scout booth next to the children’s stage section #702.