You’ve probably heard about Hispanic Heritage Month on the radio, TV, or social media. It is something that isn’t just celebrated in San Antonio or Texas, but is celebrated all over the nation. However, people don’t tend to typically celebrate it like they do other large holidays and events. If we devote an entire month to our Hispanic heritage, shouldn’t we be celebrating? Let’s learn a little more about what goes on during this time.
About Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15 – October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
In 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was actually started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. In1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the celebration to cover a 30-day period which would start on September 15 and end on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
They chose to start on September 15 because that day is important to various Latin American countries. On that day, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile celebrate their day of independence. Another important note is that Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, falling on October 12, is within this month-long period.
Hispanic Heritage Month also celebrates the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America. Many people have left their home countries to move to the Unites States to pursue the American Dream.
How You Can Celebrate at Costa Pacifica
Costa Pacifica is the perfect place to celebrate! Why? Our owners, chef, and even some of our employees moved to San Antonio from Mexico. If you are looking for an authentic and traditional taste and feel of Mexico, look no further!
Chef Chuy traveled all around Mexico perfecting the flavors of his home country. Owners of Costa Pacifica, Tommy and Moris, grew up working at their family restaurant in Mexico. It doesn’t get any more “puro Mexicano” than this.
From fried cheese tortillas to ceviche to chihuahueños, Costa Pacifica offers a variety of food and drink options that will transport you back to the Pacific Coast. If you’ve never been to Mexico, forget your passport and just come dine with us!
Costa Pacifica is a Mexican-style seafood restaurant in San Antonio, TX. For over eight years, the restaurant has been showcasing new cocktails and delicious plates. Although we are known for our presentation from kitchen to table, nothing compares to that first bite or that first sip. Costa Pacifica is located in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio, Texas, at 1604 and Blanco. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!