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We are celebrating Hispanic and Latino Cultural Month at the Front Porch! The difference between Hispanic and Latino is Hispanics are from Spanish speaking countries like Mexico, Honduras or Spain but not Brazil or Portugal (where they speak Portuguese). Latinos are from Latin American countries Like Brazil or Costa Rica (alas, still no Portugal).
It begins on September 15 th which is when Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras AND Nicaragua gained their independence from Spain in 1821. What, you ask is Cinco Di Mayo celebrating? The victory of the Mexican army over the French in the Battle of Puebla (a Mexican state). In Mexico this is a minor holiday, it is more important in Puebla. Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16 th . Why the U.S. has adopted Cinco di Mayo is probably our fondness for Coronas and Mexican food. In our desire to constantly learn, grow and become more aware this month gives us a chance to do just that. While we explore different cultures, we see the people as individuals. We learn the contributions they make to our own culture. We become aware of our use of their language.
Some of the many famous Latinos and Hispanics who have made contributions to our world are: Cesar Chavez, helped farm workers get fair wages and treatment France Cordova, not only the first woman but the youngest person made chief scientist of NASA. Isabel Allende, writer. Li-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton for one. Roberto Clemente, baseball star. Oscar De La Renta, fashion designer. Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. chief justice.
The obvious tie Front Porch has is coffee. Mexico, most Central American countries and a few South American countries are world famous for their coffee. We will be offering a blend made specifically for this month called “Pa Mi Gente
Blend”, translated is “For my People”. It will be served every Friday at Front Porch
and we will serve at least one coffee from the Americas every day. So, join us in celebrating the rich heritage of our Hispanic and Latino sisters and brothers and begin with your cup of coffee.
Gracias e que tenga un buen dia!
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