Phoenix’ Hispanic Heritage Month: How People Can Celebrate

Every year, Arizona and the rest of the United States, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the cultural, economic, and social contributions of the millions of Latinos who reside in the country. Arizona is home to around 30% of the population of Hispanic or Latino origin whohave made the state a thriving and vibrant place.

If you are wondering where to go to experience a lively Hispanic Heritage celebration, go to Phoenix and its outskirts. Phoenix’s Hispanic heritage month celebrations involve events from live entertainment to authentic cuisine that will satisfy your visit. They honor the pivotal role played by those with Hispanic descent in shaping Arizona as a place of opportunity for everyone. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, things are expected to look a bit different this year. This year, the event can be celebrated in different ways such as:

Watch Digital Exhibitions

Visual art lets you experience a culture. Latino portraits, landscapes, political or social matters, and cultural touchstones can be found in the work of Hispanic artists.

The digital exhibition titled Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art offers online visitors the chance to explore more than 90 pieces of art from 72 leading contemporary artists. It presents the varied contributions of Latino artists in the country since the mid-20th century. It is drawn entirely from the pioneering collection of Latino art of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition includes works by artists who took part in all the different artistic styles and movements.

Read Books

Books are now available to celebrate Hispanic Heritage. They can be used by teachers or parents to introduce kids to the important contributions of Hispanic people. They can include fiction and nonfiction titles, including novels, picture books, and biographies. 

Visit the Website of the Phoenix Public Library

The website has a page dedicated to the Hispanic Heritage Month that includes links to Latin films, music, and books that can be checked out with your library card. Some of the resources are available completely online.

Dine the Hispanic Way

Some dining places are now open to the public for dining. To celebrate the Hispanic Heritage month, you can visit one of these restaurants to enjoy chips and salsa, tamales, guacamole, tacos, chili, burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican treats. Usually, the places that Hispanic influence is most evident in is in what and how people eat.