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.
Join the campus exploration of what it means to be American through the engaging narratives in America Ferrera's collection American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures.
The collection brings 32 voices who reflect on the spaces between the many cultures of America and beyond. Learn more about the book, join our Canvas community, get your copy, or listen to an excerpt.