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Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15 until October 15. Be sure to tune in soon for our 2015 celebration!
Students, faculty, and staff celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by attending Salsa Lessons!
Check out the group photo of everyone who took Salsa Lessons!
Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was later enacted into law and extended to cover a 30-day period in 1988.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions, cultures, and histories of those in the United States whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. It is observed annually from September 15-October 15.
Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week. It was later enacted into law and extended to cover a 30-day period in 1988. The start date of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.
Additionally, Chile and Mexico celebrate their anniversaries of independence in September.