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