It's Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Why does it fall from the middle of one month to the other?
Well that' so we can fit in as many fiestas as possible. Seriously, though Sept. 15 marks the independence day of five Latin American countries - Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador and the month-long celebration reaches into October for Dia de La Raza on Oct. 12, a holiday that celebrates Hispanic pride.
During this month I'm going to continue with the occasional feature I'll call Hispanic heroes. My Hispanic hero today is someone you have all heard about - Sonia Sotomayor.
She's smart, strong and she has now taken her hard-won place on the U.S. Supreme Court. But I'm giving a shout out to Sotomayor today for another reason. She's showing us that she won't be boring and reclusive like many of the other justices. She likes to get out there on the dance floor. Continue reading to see the video.
I love this woman. She's got brains and she knows how to have a good time too.
íQue viva Sonia Sotomayor!