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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Holy Cross chapter.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! As you may know from Fri, Sep 15, 2023 – Sun, Oct 15, 2023,
the United States dedicates time to celebrate the history and culture of people from Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries. Mexican Independence Day was celebrated on September 16th! In lieu of just entering this celebratory time period, I wanted to share the list of my favorite Mexican dishes!

1) Mexican Rice: Traditional Mexican rice is made with rice, garlic, tomatoes, tomato bouillon, water, and salt. It is the perfect side dish that is so flavorful and a staple in Mexican culture.

2) Agua de Horchata: known in English as rice water, agua de horchata is a refreshing drink. It is made from water, rice, cinnamon, vanilla, and condensed milk. On a hot summer day, this is the perfect drink to have with your meal.

3) Nopales Asados: These are steamed cactus. As a child, I remember eating these often with my abuelita. All you do is steam the cactus and put some lime and salt and it is ready to eat!

Whether it means trying or making these dishes yourself, or even doing some research, I encourage everyone to take this dedicated time to learn more about Latin/Hispanic culture. Celebrate the significant contributions Hispanic/Latino Americans have made in the United States.

Additionally: Thank you to my abuelita and mom for the inspiration for this article!

Emily Arizmendi

Holy Cross '25

My name is Emily Arizmendi and I'm a senior at Holy Cross. I'm a Political Science and Dance Minor from Zion, Illinois.