All You Need to Know About Hispanic Heritage Month

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The United States is truly a place of inclusion and dynamism, where several communities have co-existed in perfect harmony.
One of the communities that has contributed a lot to the development of the nation are Hispanics, or citizens whose ancestors came to the US from Central and South America, as well as Spain.
In recognition of these people, Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month in the Fall every year, and although it has just culminated, we want to enlighten you about the background of this momentous occasion and how it ties in with our majestic Agavales Tequila.

What is the Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated by Americans every year from September 15th to October 15th. All over the US, people celebrate the rich history and culture of Hispanic people, as well as their contribution in running and developing the country.
The celebrations began back in 1968, when then-President Lyndon B. Johnson inaugurated the Hispanic Heritage Week. Later, President Ronald Reagan expanded Hispanic Heritage Week to a full-fledged National Hispanic Heritage Month, which would be celebrated between September 15th and October 15th.
This movement was made part of the legislation with the inclusion of Public Law 100-402. It is also important to note thesignificance of Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on September 15th.
This date marks an important moment for people of several countries as the anniversary of their independence including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and several other Latin American countries.
Apart from this, Mexico celebrates its Independence Day on September 16th, while Chile celebrates it on the 18th. Columbus Day also falls within the Hispanic Heritage Month and is celebrated on October 12th.

How Does Our History Tie in with Hispanic Heritage Month?

The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States, and they constitute more than 18% of the population. Having said that, the Mexican elixir, tequila, also has carved its path into the US.
Although the first versions of agave spirits dates to 1000 B.C., the Spaniards introduced the distillation of the agave plant to make tequila in the 1500s.
The first-ever large-scale distillery was developed in the early 1600s in Jalisco, Mexico. Incidentally, Jalisco is also the place where Agavales Tequila was born.
The sunbaked highlands and lowlands of Jalisco are where we get our top-quality agave plants, and we prepare our premium 100% blue agave tequila at Casa Maestri Distillery, which is the most awarded distillery in Mexico.
So, you can see how tequila has made its way from the Mexican soil into homes, restaurants, and bars across the United States. In fact, tequila is also known as North America’s first-ever distilled drink, and it is one of the most widely consumed beverages across the country.
Agavales Tequila prides itself in being a strong testament to Hispanic contributions and culture in the United States.
Not only can you enjoy our authentic tequila products, but also our wide range of ready to enjoy Margaritas, which are available in Original Lime, Strawberry, Spicy Margarita, Watermelon, and Mango.