Hispanic Heritage Month begins with Salsa (includes video story)

This past weekend, Miami celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the city’s bandshell hosted Salsa Fest. The events were free to the public and people of all ages joined to dance the night away.

Hispanic Heritage Month started Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15.

It celebrates Hispanic culture, history and achievements in the United States. Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexican and Chilean independence are celebrated on Sept. 16 and 18.

“We all have our different cultures and heritage,” said Janelle Graham, a Salsa Fest attendee. “So when we all come together, we can celebrate life even better.” 

Daniela Thoelke is a senior at Florida International University majoring in digital broadcasting and media. She loves Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens that live here and all over the world. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field.