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#HispanicHeritageMonth - HE&R Celebrates Cultural Influences

As part of our ongoing celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, this email was sent to our HE&R team members. 


Good morning, 

During our celebration, we are excited to explore the vast array of cultural influences that many of us enjoy. With the largest minority group in the U.S., Hispanic influences are present in nearly every facet of our daily lives, including fashion, art, music, food, and more. Today, we will dive deeper into Hispanic culinary delights and entertainment. 

For many cultures, food is at the heart of everything - family gatherings, holiday celebrations, expressions of love and concern, but for the Latinx community, it means centuries of traditions passed onto generations. With each Latin nation having its own culinary traditions and cooking styles, food creates a sense of ownership and differentiation for its citizens.

Most Americans are more familiar with Mexican food than other Hispanic cultures. The infusion of ‘Tex Mex’ restaurants throughout the country introduced us to popular items, such as tortillas, tacos, tamales, and enchiladas, which led to a great source of pride for Mexican Americans. Locally, there are a number of Hispanic restaurants that feature an array of Puerto Rican, Spanish, Mexican, and Cuban food, including Los Delicias, El Sol, and Los Tres Cubanos in Harrisburg, Lancaster’s Old San Juan Latin Cuisine & Rum Bar, and Sabor Criollo in Lebanon. Try cooking colorful, fragrant, and delicious Hispanic foods at home. Follow Latinx food bloggers for meal ideas and recipes or visit Amazon.com for cookbook recommendations.

Not only do we experience Hispanic influences in what we savor, but also in what we hear and how we move. The music and dance of Hispanic cultures provide unique sensory experiences for everyone to enjoy. With popular dance genres such as salsa, cha-cha, merengue, and samba among the most popular across the globe, it is no wonder that Latinx culture plays such a vital role in modern dance. Dating back centuries, many Hispanic countries originated at least one form of dance that still exists today. With dance comes music, and Latin influences permeate through modern-day jazz, pop music, and hip-hop. From Broadway to cinema, stage to stadium, Hispanic musicians and artists are at the top of the music charts. From Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Ricky Martin, and Tito Puente, notable Hispanic artists have been influencing the global music scene for decades. Take a listen; find Latin-influenced music on Spotify and other streaming platforms. 

Thank you. 

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts believes that creating premier entertainment and leisure experiences for everyone starts with a company that includes everyone.