Back to Blog

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Diversity & Culture

Every year from September 15th to October 15th the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This month-long celebration recognizes and honors the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans to our nation’s history, culture, and society. But why do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

First, a history lesson

The dates chosen for Hispanic Heritage Month are historically significant. September 15th marks the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. September 16th is Mexican Independence Day, and September 18th is Chilean Independence Day. 

Hispanic Heritage Month was inaugurated in 1968, and was initially known as Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan acknowledged its profound importance and extended the celebration to a full 30 days. From there, Hispanic Heritage Month was born.

Recognizing Diversity

One of the primary reasons for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is to acknowledge diversity within the Hispanic and Latinx communities. Éste community is made up of people from numerous countries, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, and many more.

Each of these countries has its own unique history, traditions, and cultural contributions. By celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we embrace and appreciate this rich tapestry of backgrounds and experiences.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate, appreciate, and honor the diverse cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. It is a reminder that the United States is a nation built by immigrants from all corners of the globe, each bringing their unique experiences and talents. It is a call to unity, understanding, and appreciation for the rich heritage that enriches our society.