Hispanic Heritage Month

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Every 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.

Why We Celebrate

Part of the goal of Hispanic Heritage Month is to increase the visibility of people, achievements, and events that helped shape the United States. You can learn about famed artists, leaders, performers, and politicians who continue making a difference.

Many Hispanic Heritage Month activities and initiatives strive to build awareness. Organizations may highlight ongoing challenges for Latino/a people and bring attention to the issues within their communities. The month also celebrates the multiple and diverse identities among Latino/a groups, welcoming others to observe their traditions and festivals.

Hispanic Heritage Month provides ample educational material for classrooms and communities. These celebrations can stimulate community involvement, provide young people with inspirational content, and encourage more organizations to increase diversity and opportunities for Latino/a people.

Hispanic Heritage Night at NPS

Local Events & Celebrations