Did you guys know that September is my favorite month of the year?? It's my favorite month for two main reasons.
First, because September is the start of fall, and I love everything about fall. I love the cooler weather, I love the fun activities - such as fall harvests and pumpkin picking, and I love making fall scented soaps and candles. You can view my post on how to make fall scented soap on my beauty blog here: Easy Fall Soap Recipe, and how to make homemade candles here: The ONLY DIY Scented Candles Post You Need!
I also love to wear fall themed makeup - you can view my post on my favorite fall eyeshadows for 2016 here: 6 Must Have ColourPop Eyeshadows for Fall 2016
Second, September is my favorite month because it is National Hispanic Heritage month - Mes de la Herencia Hispana!!
I did a post on Hispanic Heritage Month a few years back - you can view it here: 15 de Septiembre, Dia de la Independencia El Salvador , but I think it's definitely time for a new post since it's been a while.
This year Hispanic Heritage month starts Thursday, September 15, 2016, and runs to Saturday, October 15, 2016.
During this month we recognize the important contributions of Latino Americans to our country and we celebrate the beautiful Hispanic culture through festivals which highlight traditional dance, dress, food, music, and much more. Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15th because that is the day five countries in Central America - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, gained their independence from Spain.
Not only are fiestas and festivals fun and enjoyable, they are also a great and easy way to teach children about the culture that they come from. As most of you know, my smoking hot husband, Mr. Cipote, is from El Salvador, and it is important that my children understand the beautiful culture they are a part of.
Below is a beautiful photo of a celebration going on in Sherman, Texas. I found this photo on the awesome site Everfest.com, which lists tons of Hispanic heritage festivals going on each year:
My family is very fortunate because we live in a place where we have multiple Hispanic Heritage festivals going on.
Please make sure to check back to this post because I will be uploading all my pictures of the Hispanic heritage festivals we go to this year as they happen!!!
Here are just a few pictures I was able to snap from our first festival: