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September 15, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Unity and Inclusivity in the Metaverse

Virbela invites you to explore the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center, a virtual reality gallery of art and culture throughout Hispanic countries across the globe, opening September 15.
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Virbela is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with an Interactive Community Experience in the new Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center.

The experience runs for the entirety of National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 and is open to anyone in Virbela’s Open Campus.

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month in Virbela: Download Open Campus, create an avatar, and use the map in the upper right to teleport to the Island Experiences. 

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Companies that are interested in installing the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center in their Private Campus can reach out to Virbela Metaverse Solutions at vms@virbela.com.

Things to See and Do in the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center

The theme for this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. 

In Virbela, we’re reflecting this important theme in the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center, an expansive, immersive gallery space that makes room for anyone to explore, learn, chat with others and interact with exhibits.  

Within the experience, discover sections dedicated to different regions and countries of the Hispanic world:

  • Estados Unidos - United States 
  • America del Sur - South America
  • España - Spain
  • Caribe - The Caribbean
  • México - Mexico
  • America Central - Central America

Each section showcases unique facets of Hispanic locations and cultures. Look for gallery images of brightly colored architecture, information on culinary specialties, artistic renderings of car culture, and lots more. 

Vivid colors, easy-to-find signage, flags, and other emblems guide you through the Cultural Center. Signs, videos and audio are all primarily in Spanish with English translations and subtitlesWithin each section’s exhibits, you can interact with kiosks and links to explore more. 

Once you’ve had a chance to soak in the experiences of each section, head to the back of the Cultural Center to check out a virtual food court. Enjoy mixed media experiences on your own or grab a few colleagues and take a remote break and dance to a 15-minute Latin music performance.

Learn More About Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs each month from September 15 to October 15. 

The timing centers on a cluster of meaningful dates within the Latin community as a whole. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua celebrate their independence on September 15.  Mexico celebrates on September 16, while Chile celebrates September 18. 

Toward the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Dia de la Raza honors the cultural amalgamation of indigenous American and Spanish heritage on October 12.

Recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month is a uniquely U.S. tradition, begun in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. For the next twenty years, it lasted one week each autumn. Then, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded the week to a full month.

In Virbela, the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center is open 24 hours a day and is ongoing until October 15. It’s a unique chance to learn more about Hispanic history and culture as part of an amazing Metaverse experience. 

For more on how to develop your own Interactive Community Services, reach out to Virbela Metaverse Solutions at vms@virbela.com.

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