Hispanic Heritage Month Comes Alive in Rose Tree Park

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Released: September 26, 2022

As part of its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Delaware County has created a fun and interactive way for children to learn about the rich Hispanic culture.

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina is the featured StoryWalk® book at Rose Tree Park this fall.

Located in the upper field behind the amphitheater stage at Rose Tree Park, StoryWalk® is a children's story book exhibit that is spread out page by page across 18 reading stations along an approximately .25 mile trail in Rose Tree Park, located at 1671 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA.

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15. Each year, Americans observe the month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting each year on September 15 and ending on October 15.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.

Residents are encouraged to visit StoryWalk® and celebrate and learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month with their children.

StoryWalk® was created to promote the health and literacy in children and engage young readers and their parents. The exhibits are free and open during park hours.

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