National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the culture, contributions, and heritage of Hispanic Americans and is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. On August 17, 1988, the 100th Congress enacted Public Law 100-402, which extended the observance from a week to a month. The months of September and October cover a wide range of independence days for Latin American countries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence on September 15. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16, Chile on September 18, and Belize on September 21.
Please visit our monthly observances page for more information and resources as we celebrate this month together.