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Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15th. National Hispanic Heritage Month started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a 30-day celebration 20 years later in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.


The 15th of September is a significant date as it marks the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Additionally, the independence days of Chile and Mexico also fall within the celebration’s time frame.


National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures, histories, and contributions of Americans who are descended from people from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Spain.


Resources:

Janett Coronado – Interview (After Sept. 6th – will not be included in the Staff Update)


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