"Fiesta Musical" by Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo. Image used under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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.
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