As a nation we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Some of you might be wondering, what makes September 15th so significant to start this celebration? 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 September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
The theme for this years Hispanic Heritage Month is “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories… One American Spirit.” This is a time for celebration for everyone to show appreciation and respect to the Hispanic culture, while at the same time celebrating that we are all one. We all come from different demographics, we all have our own life story, please share yours with us as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!!
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