While it’s crucial to lift up the voices, culture, history and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities year-round, the U.S. government has formally designated this month to spotlight the contributions made by "American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” according to the official government website.
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month. "During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths. We also acknowledge the Hispanic leaders who have stayed in the struggle for equal justice to ensure that everyone in this Nation can contribute their talents and have the opportunity to thrive," Biden wrote.
You may not be able to explore the lush landscapes and majestic monuments of Latin America, yet taking a Zoom tour is the next best option. Online tours make one of the best virtual Hispanic Heritage Month ideas. You can share the screen while viewing a self-guided digital tour of a museum, park, or cultural site, or book a hosted Zoom tour.Here are some suggestions: