Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of those from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. National Hispanic Heritage Month was signed into law by President Reagan after it had been expanded from National Hispanic Heritage Week (signed into law by President Johnson). September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, who declared independence from Spain in 1821.
As our students become world changers, CBA is excited for them to learn how God works in and through many different cultures and people groups. Throughout the month, Elementary and Middle School students will get to hear about Hispanics who did not give up but rather pushed forward through stories told by those from Hispanic heritage in Friday Failure assemblies. The month was kicked off learning about Honduras, its history, culture, flag, and food from our teachers from Honduras.