Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us! It’s time to show your #HispanicPride by recognizing the awesome contributions Latino Americans have brought to the United States. At Pangea Money Transfer, we work hard to provide you the faster, cheaper and easier money transfer solution. Every day we celebrate contributions of Latino Americans by helping you save more of your hard-earned money.

But, how else can we celebrate this month? If you’re in the Chicago area, find us at the events below. Learn more about transferring money, give us your feedback on our platform or simply stop by to say hello :) Plus, enjoy the multicultural traditions that have shaped the diverse community in our country!

5 Ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago:


1. Sunday, September 13th: LV Chamber of Commerce’s 46th Annual Mexican Independence Day Parade


Head to Little Village to kick off Mexican Independence Day. The parade starts at the Little Village Arch at 12 pm. Join 30,000 other Mexicans to walk along 26th St. Enjoy food, shopping and partake in one of the largest cultural events in Chicago. 

2. Sunday, September 13th: Sociedad Civico Cultural Guatemala’s Independence Day Parade & Picnic Chapín


Join fellow Guatemaltecos starting at 12 pm at California St. and Montrose Ave. Head to the Grand Picnic Chapín directly afterwards in St. Paul Woods Park! 

3. Tuesday, September 15th: Consulate General of Mexico’s El Grito Fiestas Patrias 2015


Visit Pilsen’s Harrison Park at 4 pm to participate in “El Grito,” Mexico’s cry for independence. Enjoy performances from local artists and dance groups. Then fill your stomach with traditional food from local vendors!

4. Sunday, September 20th: Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee’s Mexican Independence Day Parade


Head to Cermak Road in Cicero at 12 pm and join over 25,000 residents to celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain. Catch the parade with jam-packed entertainment, food and family events. It’s a can’t-miss celebration!

5. Tuesday, September 22nd: 18th Street Development Corporation’s Buen Provecho Taste of Pilsen


Come to 18th St. in Pilsen at 4 pm for a FREE tasting from 25+ restaurants. Wonder the business corridor to learn who has the best taco, mole and much more.

Hope to see you there! And don’t forget, if you send money to Latin America, send it faster and easier with the free Pangea Money Transfer mobile app.


-Team Pangea

Photo by: Natalia Wilson