Hispanic Heritage Month begins

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thursday kicked off the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15th was chosen in 1968 as a starting point for the celebration, because it's the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries.

To celebrate, the Hispanic Council of Western New York held an event at the downtown library, with performances such as dancing and singing that honor Hispanic culture.

“They make up for around 75,000 people here in Western New York, and it’s very important we share our heritage, our culture, our music, our food, our history with all our neighbors here in Western New York,” said Casimiro Rodriguez, chairman of the Hispanic Council of WNY.

Hispanic Heritage Month runs through October 15th.

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