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El Mes De La Herencia Hispana

We Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15

El Mes de la Herencia Hispana, or Hispanic Heritage Month, honors the histories, cultures, and contributions made by Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

It began in 1968 and the first day of the celebration, September 15 is significant because it is also the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico celebrates its independence day on September 16 and Chile on September 18.

Ideas to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month From Home

  • Read a book by a Hispanic author, you can check out eBooks for free from the library with your student account
  • Make a traditional Hispanic meal and research the history of it
  • Watch a TV show or film about the experiences of Hispanic Americans (free streaming also available from the library!)

Learn more about the rich histories, diverse cultures, and important contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America on the National Hispanic Heritage Month website