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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Beginning in 1968 it was Hispanic Heritage Week and later extended to Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988.

The month celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15th, Mexico on September 16th, and Chile on September 18th. They also include holidays that recognize Hispanic contributions such as Virgin Islands-Puerto Rico Friendship Day that is celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

As we mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, Palm Springs is proud to celebrate the cultures, contributions and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities. This celebration has become a vital opportunity to dispel ignorance, prejudice and fear through education about multiculturalism and the history of the countless contributions of Hispanic communities.

The Delgado Family

We salute the Delgado family, owners of the Las Casuals restaurants. The restaurant’s recipes date back to the 1920s when Florencio Delgado’s mother, Maria Farjardo, fed copper miners in Arizona who came to her kitchen door to purchase delicious meals she prepared in her earthenware pots and pans. Florencio (Del) with his wife, Mary, brought his mother’s authentic Mexican recipes to Palm Springs in 1958. They opened the original Las Casuelas nearly 60 years ago.

Over the next few decades, the Delgado family opened four more restaurants in Palm Springs, each owned and operated by one of their children. Del and Mary’s daughter, Patricia, brought Las Casuelas Terraza to Palm Springs 40 years ago.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Palm Springs Art Museum has a number of rotating exhibits.  Gonzalo Lebrija: Miracle of the Eternal Present, has been featured since April. This exhibition surveys more than two decades of work by Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija. Using a wide range of mediums—photography, video, sculpture, and painting—Lebrija reframes familiar objects or activities, sometimes altered only slightly, to imbue them with poetic and symbolic force.

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Sunday Latin Nights in the Cascade Lounge, located just off the casino floor at Agua Caliente Palm Springs, is the perfect place to enjoy dancing, drinks and nightlife in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a great selection of beers and mixed cocktails from our full-service bar, then head to the dance floor to enjoy our state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Also look for Latin performances at their Jazzville.

Enjoy Monday night’s all Latin Drag Review “Latin Fever Monday” at Toucan’s Tiki  Lounge, hosted by Jesus Coria.

Join Zaddy, Joel, Christian, Valentino the men of CHACAL for the ride back and beyond at Chill Bar Palm Springs on Wednesday night. Retro Latin hits plus, Cumbias, Salsa, Bachata y mucho mas!

Latin Owned

Cutting-edge casual fashions with a distinctly Coachella Valley vibe, Tru Self Care Boutique is a family-owned and Latinaowned shop opened up in La Plaza in 2021. Shoppers will find a lovingly-curated selection of chic items from Mexican artists and designers, including flowing peasant skirts, on-trend items like oversized jackets, and cropped tees with empowering themes.

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