We at SHHRP would like to take a moment to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, for it is a very important date for us and our diverse community. National 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 US Latino’s heritage, culture, and history. This celebration was started by the Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week back in 1968. If you are wondering why it starts in the middle of the month, versus at the beginning, it is because at the start of September, national independence days are celebrated in several Latin American countries. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept 21.
Thought we would share a couple of key fact facts about our nation’s Latino population taken from Pew Research Center.
For more key facts, please visit our source at Pew Research Center.