Photo Gallery: Hispanic and Latino Heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Between the 15 Sept. and 15 Oct. we celebrate Hispanic and Latino contributions, struggles, and culture with Hispanic heritage month.

This month-long period celebrates individuals from over 20 distinct countries each with unique histories.

The cultures and histories of descendants of these countries go far beyond their title as Hispanic or Latino.

To celebrate you can visit locally owned stores and restaurants, listen to a favorite or new artist, or pick up a book written by someone from one of these beautiful countries.

Faithful take part of a procession in downtown Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, one day ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival to Peru’s Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd).(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
In this June 15, 2012 photo, Linda Elizabeth Tylor Martinez, 22, right, waits her turn backstage to have her make-up done before competing in the Miss Night Queen beauty contest in Guatemala City. Born a man, Tylor is a transgender woman who moves between two distinct worlds: one male, one female. She is a man as a teacher and a woman as a prostitute. “In the beginning it (prostitution) was out of necessity because I was still getting my teacher’s license,” she said. “But now, it’s also because it’s the only place that I can really be a woman.” (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A person lies on the ground before dawn, waiting for his group to be ready to leave on foot from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The group of migrants aims to reach the U.S. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Rodrigo Avila, center, presidential candidate for the Nationalist Republican Alliance, ARENA, greets supporters during his closing campaign rally in San Salvador, Sunday, March 8, 2009. El Salvador will hold presidential elections on March 15. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
155640 10: NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa during training at Vance Air Force base in Houston, TX., 1993. (Photo by NASA/Liaison)
390179 15: Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa takes orders for tacos in the Grand Central Market on election day, June 5, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Villaraigosa, who lost the election to rival James Hahn, had hoped to become the first latino mayor of Los Angeles, whose population is nearly one-half hispanic, since 1872. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A Mexican charro walks by sombrero hats during a Bicentennial Charreada in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday Sept. 12, 2010. Mexico will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its 1810 independence uprising on Sept. 15-16. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)
A Honduran worker cuts sugarcane at the Tres Ceibas ranch, some 25 miles west of San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday Nov. 21 , 2006. Honduran agricultural workers are arriving in El Salvador in search of “the American dream” in hopes of being employed cutting sugar cane in order to earn a salary in dollars. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)
In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 photo, a drummer in costume plays “Candombe” during “Las Llamadas” carnival parade in Montevideo, Uruguay. Las Llamadas, or “The Calls,” is a drum-call parade with pounding Afro-Uruguayan rhythmic music known as “Candombe,” first introduced by slaves. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

(LEFT) A dancer, dressed in a traditional costume, plays a seashell during an Aztec ceremony to celebrate the birth of Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec emperor, in Ixcateopan, Mexico, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

(RIGHT) Illegal immigrant Layios Roberto waits outside the offices of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants scrambled to get papers in order, as the U.S. started accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get a work permit, but not a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama announced the program in June after pressure from Hispanic voters and others who said he hasn’t fulfilled a campaign promise to overhaul tangled U.S. immigration laws. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Aymara priestesses hold colorful staffs as they carry offerings of sweets to burn in honor of mother earth, known as the “Pachamama,” the day before the International Court of Justice in The Hague rules on Bolivia’s demand for Chile to enter into talks regarding granting the landlocked country access to the Pacific Ocean, outside the Basilica of San Francisco in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Bolivia lost its only seacoast to neighboring Chile during a war from 1879 to 1883 and the nation has demanded ocean access for generations. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

(LEFT) Salvador Barberan, a Spanish professional bullfighter, performs during a bullfight in Chimalhuacan, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. Bullfighting planted its roots in Mexico shortly after the Spanish conquest in the 1500’s, and today, nowhere outside of Spain is bullfighting more popular than in Mexico. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

(RIGHT) Josalyn Herrera walks in front of a section of the U.S. border wall painted in the colors of the American flag between poses during a photo session for her quinceanera, or 15th birthday celebration, in Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Puerto Rican immigrants congregate on the steps and in the street, outside their tenement blocks in the poorest areas of New York. (Photo by Orlando/Getty Images)
Mariana Flores, a supporter of Honduras’ ousted President Manuel Zelaya, stands in front of a Honduran flag as she protests demanding Zelayas’ return to power in Tegucigalpa, Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. The Congress is expected to consider a U.S.-brokered agreement that could end the country’s political crisis. Zelaya was ousted by a military coup in June 2009. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Mexican rider Mariana Moreno, of the ‘Altenas Escaramuza’ team, competes for the ‘escaramuza’ category final competition at the National Charro Championship in Morelia, central Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007. The ‘Charreria’ or Mexican rodeo is one of Mexico’s most famous symbols, displaying a style and macho bravery romanticized in the nation’s folk songs, paintings and movies. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

(RIGHT) Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) sits in a hotel bed with a plate of Lucia cakes and a cup of coffee on her lap after winning the Nobel prize for literature and partaking in the tradition of being served cakes and coffee in bed, Stockholm, Sweden, December 13, 1945. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(LEFT) 3 Mar 2001: John Ruiz celebrates after defeating Evander Holyfield by way of decision after 12 rounds of their WBA heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ruiz won the bout by way of decision after 12 rounds. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/ALLSPORT

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO: A boy watches a caravan of cars in San Juan pass in front of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) as he stands in front of a Puerto Rican flag during a post election rally 13 December organized by the party opposed to Puerto Rico becoming the 51st US state. Puerto Ricans voted 13 December on a referendum which if passed will allow the submission of a petition for statehood to the US Congress. AFP PHOTO Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
Youths enjoy the afternoon jumping into the sea from the Malecon in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, July 28, 2016. The Malecon is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 5 miles along the coast in Havana. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

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