We celebrate the histories, traditions, and cultures of Hispanic and Latinx Americans from September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. We recognize and appreciate all cultures from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Nation-wide celebrations began in 1968 with a significant date of September 15 the anniversary of Independence Day for Latin America. Mexico and Chile recognize their Independence Days as September 16 and September 18, respectively. Columbus Day is a national holiday celebrated on October 18. All of these significant dates are celebrated within a 30-day observance.
FIESTABHAM is Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage. Gather together at Birmingham Linn Park from 12:00-8:00 pm on Saturday, September 25!
There are several major influential Hispanic Americans to recognize during this month. Rita Moreno is best known for her role in West Side Story. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, is considered a major voice for Hispanic Americans in politics. Julia Alvarez is a well-known Dominican American writer. Sylvia Rivera is an icon in the gay and transgender rights movements. Roberto Clemente paved the way for Hispanic Americans in Major League Baseball.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
15 Influential Hispanic Americans Who Made History
Cultural Insights: Communicating with Hispanics/Latinos - CDC
How to Be An Ally Outside of Hispanic Heritage Month
Recognizing and Celebrating the Impacts of the Hispanic Community
They’re Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present Lesson
Hispanic and Latino Heritage and History in the US
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