National Hispanic Heritage Month

Annually, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from the 15th of September to the 15th of October.  They do so by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans whose ancestral heritage trace back to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

This tradition dates back to 1968 when Congress passed Public Law 90-498, which authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to issue an annual proclamation designating the week including September 15th and 16th as Hispanic Heritage Week.  These dates are of particular significance because they celebrate the anniversaries of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, as well as Mexico’s independence on September 16th.

The week-long celebration was extended into a month in 1988, as Congress amended Pub. L. 90-498 by passing Pub. L. 100-402, which establishes Hispanic Heritage Month.

Please join Tri-City Health Center in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

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