Colorful graphic with geometric floral designs depicting National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the culture and experiences of Hispanic and Latinx people in the United States.

Hispanic Heritage Month first began in 1968, and was originally a week long celebration coinciding with the independence days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Belize. 20 years later, it was expanded to a month long celebration running through October 15th. Through these few weeks and beyond, we commemorate this history and the myriad of cultures from Central America, Latin America and other Spanish-speaking nations.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, visit

Join In!

Looking to join the celebration? Check out some events our local colleges are offering:

Date: September 21st
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Event: American River College The Afro-Colombian Experience

Date: September 26th
Time: 2:30pm-7:30pm
Event: Sacramento State Belonging in the Latine Community
Date: October 14th
Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
Event: Modesto Junior College Hispanic Education Conference