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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual events in D-FW

Learn about the traditions of various Latin countries during from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
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DALLAS — National Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15 and continues through October 15. Organizations in Dallas-Fort Worth will provide educational, dance and crafting events to teach about the various cultures celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Due to COVID-19 many of the events planned will take place virtually.

RELATED: A look at the history of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the US

This story will be continually updated as events are announced.

September 29

Culinary Tuesday: Beef Picadillo de Chayote 

11 a.m.

Learn to cook a Costa Rican dish that combines ground beef squash, cilantro, corn and red pepper. Register here

Sugar Skull Making

3 p.m.

AARP will host a virtual event on how to make your own sugar skull which is used in the celebration of Day of the Dead. Register here.

September 30

Zumba Gold Class

10 a.m.

Register here.

Traditions of Mexico: Folklorico for Seniors Classes

11 a.m.

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico teaches traditional Mexican dance with balletic characteristics virtually. 

Costa Rican Folk Tale

8 p.m.

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkorico shares folk tales from Costa Rica.

October 1

TED Circle with Michelle Navarro

2 p.m.

Michelle Navarro discusses “Encouraging Hispanic Girls to Grow” from her 2014 TEDxMountainViewCollege talk.

October 3

 Costa Rican Dance Tutorial

In a 30-45 minute class learn traditional dance steps from Costa Rica as well as the history and clothing.

October 5

Introduction to El Salvador

Learn about the history and culture of El Salvador.

October 6

Chicanos in Cowtown

7 p.m.

October 15

An evening with Diane Guerrero from “Orange is the New Black.”

6 p.m.

Diane Guerrero discusses her experiences growing up, Hollywood, and divisions in the US from the Latino perspective.  

Past Events

September 15

Hispanic Heritage Month episode of the Learn. Dream. Do. Youth Show 

10 a.m.

The City of Fort Worth celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.

Virtual Hispanic Heritage Month

11 a.m.

The City of Dallas kicks-off the celebration with online performances and art exhibit by local artist.

Mexico’s Independence Day

6 p.m.

The Consulate of Mexico celebrates Independence Day with the traditional Grito via Facebook.

September 16

City of Fort Worth Online Celebration 

12 p.m.

September 17

Dolores Huerta virtual visit to Dallas College

2 p.m.

American labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta will make a virtual visit to Dallas College during a voter rally.

September 19

Latino Heritage Virtual Concert

7 p.m.

DeSoto Parks and Recreation presents Havana NRG.

September 24

Virtual Dance lessons

12 p.m.

Learn to dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia by the Kumbala Dance Studio.

This will be updated with new events as WFAA learns of them.