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National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from 15 September to 15 October in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Wikipedia

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Latinx Heritage Month

 

The month is dedicated to “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” the site hispanicheritagemonth.gov explains.

The time period was first observed in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson.

It started as Hispanic Heritage Week, until President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a month in 1988. This is when the 30-day window started covering Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

Why Sept. 15 as a kickoff day? You might ask.

The day is significant because it marks 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 Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is Oct. 12, falls within this 30 day period.

https://www.click2houston.com/features/2019/09/09/how-did-hispanic-heritage-month-come-to-be/

 

 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The Spanish Club 

Please join us to hear a presentation on Hispanic Heritage and its origins. The first 75 students that register the day before ASMVC Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be treated for a "Take-out Taco Lunch" on Thursday, September 24.

 

EACH YEAR, NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IS OBSERVED FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO OCTOBER 16, BY CELEBRATING THE HISTORIES, CULTURES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WHOSE ANCESTORS CAME FROM SPAIN, MEXICO, THE CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA. In recognition of this month-long observance, the Smithsonian Institution is hosting free events and activities through it's website https://www.si.edu/events/heritagemonth Please join us to hear a presentation on Hispanic Heritage and its origins. The first 75 students that register the day before ASMVC Hispanic Heritage Celebration will be treated for a "Take-out Taco Lunch" on Thursday, September 24.

 

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