As every year, between September 15 and October 15, in the United States we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a date that invites us to celebrate our culture, traditions and to recognize the achievements and contributions of our presence in this country.
The celebration of Hispanic heritage began in 1968 when United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed a week in September as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, two decades later, lawmakers extended the length of the celebration to one month.
Hispanic Heritage Month always begins on September 15, a historically significant day that marks the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as Mexico and Chile, which celebrate their independence on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
One of the ways to express my respect, admiration and recognition of the contributions that Hispanics make in the United States is to include in my designs the symbols and materials that make us unique as a community... our roots and beliefs, our culture and traditions, all of this is also part of the contribution of the Hispanic community to this country.
Today I leave you some links to those pieces that recognize who we are and invite us to celebrate what makes us unique. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
Azabache: Azabache is a very protective stone. Azabache stones are used as a protective talisman in both children and adults. Our Azabache comes from South America Amazonia, it is original (it is not plastic).
Flags: Some of my necklaces and bracelets pay tribute to the colors of the flags of the countries of the world, as a reminder of the coexistence and common welfare of the nations that saw us born.
Catholic Jewelry: Symbol of faith, spirituality and creativity. Catholic religious jewelry is very important in spiritual life. When wearing a patron saint medal, crucifix, rosary, and other religious pieces, it is done as a powerful reminder of faith and spirituality.