Shafter High Students and Staff talk about their love for the Hispanic Heritage

Did You Know…

Famous people that speak Spanish include: Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Kourtney Kardashian, Ben Affleck, David Beckham, Kate Bosworth, Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew McConaughey, Will Smith, Dakota Fanning, Natalie Portman, Viggo Mortensen, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Kobe Bryant, Jada Pinkett Smith and more.

Hispanic Heritage Traditions


If there’s one thing Mexico is known for, it’s the celebrations. Values such as family and friendship are deeply embedded in this country’s culture. What better way is there to celebrate both than to gather together for a healthy helping of music, dancing, food, and fireworks!

Day of the Dead Traditions

During Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, October 31 through November 2, families gather together to remember and honor their deceased loved ones. A sacred, joyous time, Day of the Dead traditions include food and flowers, visits with family members, prayers, and stories about those who have died.

Day of the Dead began as a traditional Mesoamerican celebration in southern Mexico meant to guide the spirits of departed loved ones in the afterlife. Today, the holiday is observed throughout the country and includes Christian influences.

Did You Know...

The English language has adopted hundreds of Spanish words: adios, adobe, amigo, bronco, burro, cafeteria, canyon, coyote, desperado, guerilla, hacienda, junta, lasso, macho, maize, mesquite, mosquito, padre, plaza, rancho, rodeo, sombrero, villa and more.

Did You Know...

Famous singers with Hispanic heritage include Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Linda Ronstadt, Jennifer Lopez, Sammy Davis Jr., Christina Aguilera, Gloria Estefan, Trini Lopez, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Selena, and Rita Moreno.

Shafter High School PRIDE Team

Shafter High School will be showcasing students and staff all week celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month.


Created with images by sydney Rae - "untitled image" • Jon Tyson - "Hola sign" • fer gomez - "Se hizo en 2016 foto conceptual, llevo desde el 2014 creando catrinas, ya sea por encargo, personal y en colaboración, amo todo lo que tenga que ver con catrinas. Amo las trdiciones de México multicolor muerte y vida." • Marisol Benitez - "Mexico Magico"