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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Updated: Mar 20

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th. How are you celebrating?

Hispanic Heritage Month began as a way to celebrate and promote Hispanic Americans' history, contributions, and culture. There are various ways that communities celebrate, including festivals, gatherings, community events, and education. Each year we are seeing more and more communities take part in these exciting, fun, and enriching experiences to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 theme poster

When is Hispanic Heritage Month in 2022?

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in America from September 15th through to October 15th. It's an important time to celebrate the rich culture, history, and diversity of the American Latino community.

What is the History Behind Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month originally began as a week when it was first introduced by Congressman George E. Brown in June 1968. In conjunction with the growing civil rights movement of the 1960s, the need to celebrate the contributions of the Latin community and the growing diversity of the United States of America was recognized, and Hispanic Heritage Week was implemented.

Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was then later extended to a thirty-day, month-long celebration by President Ronald Reagan. Finally, it was enacted into law via the approval of Public Law 100-402 on August 17th, 1988.

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