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6 Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month Activities for Work

Hispanic Heritage Month is right around the corner! Bring the party straight to your office this year and plan an unforgettable event everyone will love! 🥳

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What is Hispanic Heritage Month? 🤔

Signed into law way back in 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor both Latinx and Hispanic cultures, as well as the contributions, influences, and achievements Latinx and Hispanic Americans have made to the United States. 

When is Hispanic Heritage Month? 📅

Kicked off with a presidential proclamation (whoa!) on September 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month keeps the good times going until October 15th. These dates were chosen to align with the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence, which ultimately freed Mexico and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua from Spanish rule. Pretty fun fact, right? 

Why you should celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work 🙌

Latinx & Hispanic Culture is all around us in the United States, so take this month to slow down and appreciate it. 

Brainstorm all your Hispanic Heritage Month ideas with us, and we’ll help design your team a unique experience. This is an exciting time to learn a new skill, appreciate a different culture, and help your team understand one another on a whole new level, all through unique DEI activities

6 Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month activities for teams

1) Take a cooking class together 🌮

Mexican Cooking Class

Cooking is one of the essential ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Bring your team together through a flavorful bonding experience. 

Where to get started 👉 Mexican Cuisine Cooking Class 

Imagine a plateful of chilaquiles or tacos… delicious corn tortillas decked out in all the fixings… overflowing spicy veggies — now stop imagining and make it a reality with Confetti! 

Our expert chef will walk you through all you need to know to bring a bit of Latin America straight to your kitchen. All our dishes are vegan-friendly, but carnivores can easily add any protein they like!

Why this is a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work: Food provides a unique glimpse into culture. Leave the crunchy tacos and sour cream at the door and experience an authentic meal you and your team won’t want to miss!

2) Learn about Latinx & Hispanic Heritage with trivia games 📚

Hispanic & Latinx Trivia

Pop Quiz: When is Mexico’s Independence Day? ✋A: September 16! 

Our Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month games are designed to test your knowledge on topics ranging from history and Latin American countries to famous Latinx people! 

Where to get started 👉 Latinx & Hispanic Trivia

Our host will take your team through 4 exciting rounds of questions. Your group will split into two teams and compete for those coveted points! Get some friendly competition going and expand your insights on Hispanic & Latinx culture and history, like forms of Latin dancing and famous events across Spain and Latin America.

Why this is a great way to celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month at work: Your team will work together and test their knowledge, all while learning more about the cultural background of some of their colleagues. The new fun facts will last well beyond the month!

3) Host a team event based around Hispanic and Latinx artists & creators 🖼

Frida Kahlo Headband Making

One of our favorite Hispanic Heritage Month activities follows the legacy of Mexico’s most famous painter — Frida Kahlo. 🖌

Where to get started 👉 Frida Kahlo Headband Making Class 

Unleash your divine feminine and create your very own stunning flower headband. While you craft and create your new go-to headband, our host will explain Frida Kahlo’s life, work, and influence. 

Why this is a great way to celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month at work: Learn the context for Frida Kahlo’s striking art and never look at her work the same way again. Undoubtedly, one of Latin America’s most inspiring & groundbreaking artists will conjure inspiration for your team, too!

4) Throw a virtual fiesta 🥳

Taco Piñata Making Class

Candy! Food! Hitting things with sticks! All ingredients to a compelling virtual fiesta. But what if you wanted to learn the background behind these things, too? 

Where to get started 👉 Taco Piñata Making Class 🪅

Our Latinx instructor will lead an arts and crafts piñata-making class, taking you through the ins and outs of a long-time celebratory Mexican tradition. On top of the hands-on element, you’ll also get a unique learning experience as your instructor teaches you why & how this tradition came to be. 

Why this is a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work: Find out why the piñata is an essential part of Mexican life — plus you’ll get to give into your sweet tooth!

5) Plan an arts & crafts night 🎨

Ojo De Dios Crafting Class

All it takes is wood and yarn to fashion these iconic art pieces. 🧶 The Ojo De Dios or God’s Eye is a beautiful symbol that represents far more than its materials. 

Where to get started 👉 Ojo de Dios Crafting Class 

Our host will show your team how to make the perfect God’s Eye while teaching them its historical and cultural significance to the indigenous Huichol peoples. Don’t be afraid to show off your creation on social media — share with your friends and spread the love. 

Why this is a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work: Getting up close and personal is the best way to understand a culture. This learning experience allows your team to weave themselves into the story!  

6) Learn together through an art and storytelling activity 🤓.

Hispanic Art Storytelling Tour

Many of the greatest artists in the world are a part of the Hispanic & Latinx community. Latinx and Hispanic artists, from Goya to El Greco to Picasso, have inspired countless generations and even ushered in whole new interpretations of what art is.

Where to get started 👉 Exploring Hispanic Art

In this thoroughly researched and professionally presented experience,  your team will go on a journey through the Spanish-speaking art world. We end the session with a Q & A and make sure every last question is answered!

Why this is a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work: Studying art history gives an appreciation of culture that dives deeper than the surface.

How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work 👀

These are 5 tips to follow when planning an event for Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month in September: 

1. Encourage participation but don’t push too hard 🤝

All our games and activities are about having fun. If someone has a great time while staying quiet and listening, that’s great too! Remember, your team is showing up because they are excited to learn — it’s ok if they express that excitement differently. 

2. Plan multiple activities so your team can celebrate how they'd like 🎊

Some people may have dietary restrictions and could feel left out of a cooking class, and others might be more interested in learning about art versus crafting. Avoid any awkwardness by having plenty of Hispanic Heritage Month activities at the ready!

3. Don't pressure Latinx or Hispanic employees to participate more than other employees 🚫

Pushing someone in the spotlight is a sure-fire way to make them feel uncomfortable. If your Hispanic or Latinx team members want to share their own experience — embrace it! If not, no worries at all — you’ve already got plenty of plans. 

4. Emphasize learning & avoid stereotypes and tropes 📚

Make sure to do your research before planning any activities. Avoid topics like Cinco De Mayo or Dia De Los Muertos — both of these holidays do not take place during Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate other parts of Hispanic and Latin American culture!

5.  Acknowledge the diversity of the Hispanic and Latin American cultures 🙌

There are many countries, regions, and cities that practice different customs — aka there is no one-size-fits-all way to observe this holiday. You probably won’t have time to dive into every aspect of the holiday, but consider starting each day by learning about a new country with your team. 

Celebrate Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month with Confetti 🎉

At Confetti, we’re all about celebration, and we’re especially about celebrating the unique cultures and backgrounds that make up your team!  

You and your coworkers deserve some time to forget about the stress of work and just have fun (and learn a thing or two while you’re at it!) Join us this September and make this a Hispanic Heritage Month to remember! 

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month. A celebration of the rich history and diverse culture of Hispanic and Latinx communities.

Frequently asked questions about celebrating Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month at work❓

Q: Can you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with coworkers over Zoom? 

A: Of course! Hang out with the pros at Confetti and up your zoom game today. Even a team that’s spread out around the country can gather on zoom to learn and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Q: What are some ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work?  

A: Confetti has 9 unique virtual activities for your team to participate in for September 15 to October 15th…and beyond! In fact, these experiences are available all year long. And whether you’re making paella, testing your knowledge, or getting a history lesson — how you celebrate is up to you!

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