Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation on Sept. 13 affirming the Township’s support of National Hispanic Heritage Month. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2017 North Bergen will hold more than a dozen cultural and educational events to highlight and promote the contributions Hispanics have made throughout our history to keep our community strong.
Among the many events taking place during this period will be parades, a live music concert, dance events and classes, Spanish films, an author reading, and more. A full calendar of events taking place throughout the Township is available here.
National Hispanic Heritage Week was established in 1968 and expanded to National Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988. The month includes the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, Belize, and Mexico.
North Bergen hosts a thriving and robust Hispanic community comprising individuals from many countries who have made enormous contributions to our diverse society by sharing their talents, culture, traditions, and their deep connection to family values. The Township strongly supports this celebration of the rich cultural traditions and significant achievements of our Hispanic and Latino American communities.