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National Hispanic Heritage Month September 27, 2021

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Together we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join us as we lift up the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Wonderful resources are available at the links below.

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover September 15 through October 15.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively, and Belize celebrates their independence on September 21. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. To learn more, visit www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

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