October 03, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month- Our Past, Our Pride, and The Power.

Babushka originally penned this for the bilingual N.Florida publication Conexion, the Oct. 2016 edition. The title for the article was "Hispanic Heritage Month- The Pride & The Power."

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson issued the first Presidential Proclamation 3869, which stated in part:

Wishing to pay special tribute to the Hispanic tradition, and having in mind the fact that our five Central American neighbors celebrate their Independence Day on the fifteenth of September and the Republic of Mexico on the sixteenth, the Congress by House Joint Resolution 1299, has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week.

It was later changed to a full month when the number of Latinos grew substantially to be placed on the official US Census questionnaire.

And so it has been done every year since then.  Babushka gives thanks to this great country in recognizing the impact and importance our gente have made and do not take for granted the responsibility that comes with that.  The richness of our cultura, the history of siglos and the strength and beauty of it all is for us to emphasis and not forget. To many, Hispanic Heritage Month is the only time our accomplishments are shared and we must take advantage of this.

The querido editor of Conexion, David Triana, acting as Master Of Ceremonies at the Hispanic Fest 2016, benefiting non profit United For a Good Cause Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Needy Children’s Fiesta, on the importance of the festival,

“Our success is not based on how many Hispanics are going to show up —
we know they’re going to show up — but by how many non-Hispanics show up,” David Triana

Babushka wholeheartedly agrees with this statement and would even say this is true for all moments of Hispanic Heritage Month. The more we learn about our fellow Earth dwellers, their cultures, their customs, their beliefs, the less we fear and appreciate them and their offerings to our world.  Pero BB would like to expand on this, take it deeper and even inward.  For Hispanics/Latinos themselves this is the perfect momento for self discovery.  Take advantage of the topic and explore the richness and historia of our gente.


From earliest civilizations- Aztec,Taino,

Theater With A Mission- Cardenio monologue from #LocoForLove based on Miguel de Cervantes works

the Spanish Golden Age- Cervantes,Sor Juana ,

BB interviewing for the first time on camera.

Part of the ALHF Roadtrip Recap.
to our part in US history, 1565 first European settlement,
 and even the early days of US citizenship, nuestra raza was a part of it all!

Not only a part of it, but part of US culture too.

Ahora mismo,  Mexico and Colombia are the only nations with larger Hispanic populations than the U.S.  Not realize la fuerza de los ciglos within us, not bring forth la potencia we US Latinos share?  JU SO FONII!!  A wonderful place for us to start is http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/ . Here they showcase past and present, and events all over the globe.  Whatever forma you decide to follow, be it your immediate familia’s history, or a particular subject, art form you enjoy, learn about your Hispanic Heritage. Porque Beautifuls, with Pride there is Power. Y somos dignos de both.  


Learn,Educate,Live our raices.
Comenzamos con un mes, y despues toda una vida,
para complimentar y completar the enrichment of All.

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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