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Old 10-08-2007, 11:53 AM
 
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Omaha has been running Hispanic Heritage Month commercials every 15 minutes. It's in english (presumably for the general populace to get the message) and reminds us who the majority of immigrants are and how proud they are of their heritage.

The 30 second commercial shows hispanics in all ages and genders in traditional dress playing music and lauding the praises of their homeland, which is also presented as a backdrop. In the audio portion, the various people keep it simple: "This is our history, this is our homeland (inserted picture of Mayan ruin), this is my music (mariachi band in traditional mexican costume), this is our future....etc, etc,

I went to a Polish Day (not an entire month) celebration and had lots of fun.
You can bet your pants I'm going to the Hispanic celebrations and expect to have a great time as well. This is an invitation, right?
I'm curious thought, why a whole 'Month'? Why not a 'Day' like the Polish?

 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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Omaha has been running Hispanic Heritage Month commercials every 15 minutes. It's in english (presumably for the general populace to get the message) and reminds us who the majority of immigrants are and how proud they are of their heritage.

The 30 second commercial shows hispanics in all ages and genders in traditional dress playing music and lauding the praises of their homeland, which is also presented as a backdrop. In the audio portion, the various people keep it simple: "This is our history, this is our homeland (inserted picture of Mayan ruin), this is my music (mariachi band in traditional mexican costume), this is our future....etc, etc,

I went to a Polish Day (not an entire month) celebration and had lots of fun.
You can bet your pants I'm going to the Hispanic celebrations and expect to have a great time as well. This is an invitation, right?
I'm curious thought, why a whole 'Month'? Why not a 'Day' like the Polish?
Could be they are so busy doing the work that Americans wont do that not everyone can get the same day off.
Or since itís Omaha they donít want everyone assembled in one place to make it easy for ICE to round them up.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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Do we get an Irish Heritage month too? I mean alot of Irish Immigrants helped build this country. What not worthy? I can understand a day ,but a month?
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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Do we get an Irish Heritage month too? I mean alot of Irish Immigrants helped build this country. What not worthy? I can understand a day ,but a month?
People of German descent form the largest ancestry group in the USA. I don't think there is even a German Heritage day let alone month!
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Actually, March is Irish-American Heritage Month. Irish-American Heritage Month - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Actually, March is Irish-American Heritage Month. Irish-American Heritage Month - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First I have heard of it, is it a widely televised and promoted? I know I have never seen any celebrations.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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People of German descent form the largest ancestry group in the USA. I don't think there is even a German Heritage day let alone month!
Lots of places celebrate Oktoberfest. I think that counts for something.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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People of German descent form the largest ancestry group in the USA. I don't think there is even a German Heritage day let alone month!
I know I am half. All I have ever heard is that it isnt something to be proud of, like they were all Nazi's!! And no havent seen a heritage day either.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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First I have heard of it, is it a widely televised and promoted? I know I have never seen any celebrations.
I've never heard of it either. Makes sense that its in March though... St Patricks day and all.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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Other groups also have month long celebrations. There's black history month in February and Asian-Pacific Heritage Month a couple of months later (I forget which one).
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