What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

Since the earliest days of American history, people from various hispanic cultures (Spain, Mexico, Central & South America, and the Caribbean) have greatly contributed to the rich, diverse cultural tapestry that helps make America great. Supreme Court justices, Nobel Prize winners, business and military leaders, astronauts, scientists, artists, entertainers—just about everywhere you look, you’ll find people of hispanic origin.

To help commemorate the rich histories, cultures, and centuries worth of hispanic contributions, our nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month each year from September 15 – October 15.

It’s important to note that many of our ancestral countries also celebrate their independence during this time period:

  • September 15 – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
  • September 16 – Mexico
  • September 18 – Chile

Never forget where you came from, and be proud of who and where you are. We hope the contributions you make within your lifetime will help continue to improve our community and our country.

On behalf at everyone at Hispanic Alliance,

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!

*To learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month, click here.

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