CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed nationally from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
“I encourage all residents to participate in the month’s events and to learn about and celebrate the lives, history, and contributions of Hispanic people during this month-long celebration and throughout the year,” said Mayor Damon Seils, who has proclaimed the observance in Carrboro.
According to the 2020 US Census, Hispanic and Latinx people make up approximately 13% of the population of Carrboro, the highest percentage in Orange County.
Some area events of note:
- Saturday, September 16, El Vínculo Hispano will hold La Fiesta de la Herencia Hispana in Siler City, which will feature music and dance, games and activities, arts and crafts and food vendors
- Sunday, September 17, El Pueblo will hold La Fiesta del Pueblo, a celebration of Latin American culture on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh that will include live music and dance performances, visual and folk art exhibits, educational booths and activities for the whole family
- September 24, El Futuro will hold its Kermes de la Herencia Hispana in Durham
- September 30, El Futuro will hold its Fall Fundraiser & Art Auction in Durham
- Throughout the month, the UNC Carolina Latinx Center is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with the theme “The Latinxverse: El Universo Es Tuyo” and will be sharing a calendar of events online at https://clc.unc.edu/programs/latinx-heritage-month/
This is a great time to recognize the contributions and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx people in the United States, to acknowledge their vital impact both locally and throughout the nation, and to celebrate these communities’ diversity, culture, and traditions. Read the proclamation at https://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions
Community gathered for El Centro Hispano's eighth annual Festival Latinoamericano in Carrboro on August 27, 2023.