Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Esther Sim, Mackenzie Davis, Sam Krampitz and Daniel Gu


Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The history, culture, and celebrations of Hispanic Americans from all around the world. This celebration began in 1968 and was implemented by President Lyndon Johnson and was originally a week long in September. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan changed this to a 30 day observation rather than a week. September 15 signifies the Independence Day of many Latin countries such as Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence only a couple days after this.

¿Cómo la gente celebra mes de la herencia hispana?

Fun Facts

1. Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group.

2. Columbus Day also falls into this 30 day period.

3. There are 16 states in the United States that are over half Hispanic.

4. Jose Antonio Romualdo Pacheco became the first and only Hispanic governor of California in 1875.

5. 74% of hispanics speak spanish at home.