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West Michigan Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Hispanic Heritage month kicks off today (Sept. 15).

The month-long celebration was started to recognize the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic and Latino communities in the U.S. Everyone is welcome to take part in local events and learn more about the history, culture and traditions of this national celebration.

The Grand Rapids Public Library has events planned weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

A series of virtual lectures will be held on topics ranging from raising bilingual children to storytime in both English and Spanish.

Plus, there's in-person bilingual yoga at Madison Square Branch.

The Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Festival kicks off Sunday, Sept. 19. The week-long fest has events lined up including the parade of flags on Sunday and a craft and auto show on Saturday.

The fiesta is for all ages and lasts from noon until nightfall.

Grand Valley State University has also invited authors to come speak, including a Michigan native and up-and-coming children’s book author.

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