DIECISEIS FESTIVAL PHOTO GALLERY
Hispanic Heritage Month, which originated in 1968, begins each year on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.
On Sept. 15, OSER sponsored the Dieciseis Festival, where Hispanic-inspired foods, games and performances took place.
The event brought a mariachi band, dancers and games to the college in connection with the common book, “Deep Down Dark,” and was one of the Hispanic heritage events planned for this month.