National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15. Enacted into law in 1988, this 30-day period celebrates the achievements, contributions, and heritage of Hispanic and Latino Americans with roots in Latin American countries. Additionally, these dates mark the anniversaries of Independence for several Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Belize.
Celebrate with us by exploring our recommended resources or by attending an event in our local community.
Resources in this guide may use the following terms. Here's what they mean.
Latinx: Refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America.
Chicanx: Refers to someone who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, Mexico and who lives in the United States.
Hispanic: Refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country.