Hispanic Heritage Month starts in the middle of the month to correspond with the independence of many countries like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile.
Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community’s history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South- and Central America.
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. It is a time to appreciate and celebrate the colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of the American Latino community – the largest minority group in the United States.
The month is celebrated in a plethora of ways. As several other celebratory holidays fall during this month — such as the independence days of several Latin American countries — concerts, parades, food fairs, and more are organized throughout. Educational events like art exhibitions take place as well, highlighting important Latino heroes in history.
Celebration Ideas & Tips
- Support a Hispanic-owned business.
- Utilize Google, Yelp, Facebook, and other tools to find relevant events and celebrations in your area.
- Identify opportunities that exist on your campus or within your community.
- Learn about independence days for Hispanic countries, such as Costa Rica (September 15th), El Salvador (September 15th), Guatemala (September 15th), Honduras (September 15th), Nicaragua (September 15th), Mexico (September 16th), or Chile (September 18th) that take place during the month.
- Try traditional foods from Hispanic countries, or try making your own at home.
- Support Hispanic artists by watching Spanish-language movies or shows, listening to Spanish music, visiting Spanish art exhibitions, reading books by Hispanic and Latinx authors, and more.
- Use Google Earth to tour Hispanic countries and landmarks.