Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic-heritage-month-logo-e1379440254872National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group’s heritage and culture.

Why is Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated on September 15?

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Today, 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.

Celebrate this incredibly rich heritage and culture.

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/

 

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