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National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th to October 15th)

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th to October 15th)
Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 2:01 PM by DANA DEROUCHEY

Last Updated: September 16, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15th until October 15th, Team AgLearn is providing information and resources to encourage engagement with this important month-long event.

The information below is a portion of content quoted from President Biden's Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2022 External Link.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths. We also acknowledge the Hispanic leaders who have stayed in the struggle for equal justice to ensure that everyone in this Nation can contribute their talents and have the opportunity to thrive.

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

“Each year, Americans 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.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

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.”

Selected AgLearn Resources

USDA Events and Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Federal Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month