HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

September 15 - October 15

ABOUT

Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration that lasts from the 15th of September to the 15th of October. Within this month, Hispanic people and Latin Americans are celebrated and recognized for the contributions and sacrifices made to make the independence of their countries possible.


This annual observance began in 1968, with President Lyndon Johnson proposing a Hispanic Heritage Week, which would include the 15th and 16th days of September. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan extended the celebration to 30 days.