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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

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Farolitos
The terms Hispanic and Latino tend to be used interchangeably in the United States for people with origins in Spanish-speaking or Portuguese-speaking countries, like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Contrary to many beliefs, Hispanic is not a race, but an _________.
The first Hispanic musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Last name only).
Beverage invented in Mexico
This country has the largest Spanish-speaking population with approximately 130,222,815 Spanish speakers.
The largest ethnic or race minority in the U.S. (making up 17% of the population)
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of __________ for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
He and his United Farm Workers union battled California grape growers by holding nonviolent protests. He is best known for his efforts to gain better working conditions for the thousands of workers who labored on farms for low wages and under severe conditions.
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Fried ripe plantains
Fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar
Brightly colored party ornament
The month that Hispanic Heritage Week was introduced to Congress
This female painter’s work was inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico (First name only).
This spirit is the main ingredient in the famous Brazilian Caipirinha cocktail.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of__________citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The U.S. president that originally began the observation of Hispanic Heritage Week
_________ percent of the Hispanic population lives in five states: California, Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois
Spanish is the _______ most spoken language in the world.