September 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Arrancó el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con Festival en Montgomery

Se abre paso a las fiestas de independencia de varios países de Centroamérica: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. El 16 de septiembre de 1810 fue el día en el que se consumó la independencia de México, la cual puso final al dominio Español. Por ello, los países de Centroamérica, excepto Panamá, celebran […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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September 14, 2015 | Aline Barros

“Juntos Por Honduras” Marks Honduras Independence Day Celebration In Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Hondurans from all across the D.C. region celebrated Honduras Independence Day on Sept. 13 at a festival held at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. The country’s official Independence Day is Sept. 15. The festival featured music, food, and consulate services where people had a chance to apply for new passports, birth certificates and other general services. […]

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September 15, 2014 | Aline Barros

Check Out Celebrations During Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Latino community celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This month has a special meaning among Latin American countries. Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Brazil all celebrate their independence day in September. So the nation’s largest minority group and fastest growing population come together to commemorate its Latinidad. “It […]

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July 31, 2014 | Krista Brick

photo of Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes

Germantown Centenarian Marks Birthday By Becoming U.S. Citizen

As if turning 100 isn’t enough of a momentous occasion, Germantown’s Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes, also became a U.S. citizen on her birthday. Orantes turned 100 years old on July 30 and to celebrate she was at the Baltimore district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, taking her oath of citizenship. She was born in Nicaragua and […]

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