Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 13, 2022

The Moth Playlist: Honoring Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

by The Moth

September marks National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, a time to honor and celebrate the history, culture, stories and liberation of various countries throughout North and South America. For those of you who do not know the history, the observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 and enacted into law in the United States on August 17, 1988. 

September 15th carries a lot of significance because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Chile and Mexico also celebrate their independence during September and Día de la Raza occurs between the month of Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. 

Our country is continuously being shaped and transformed by both notable Hispanic figures in history and the communities and movements that are shaping the Americas and the world. We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in classic Moth-style--with a playlist that reflects some of the diverse experiences of tellers from the Latin American diaspora.