Hispanic Heritage Month

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 10:10

Every year many Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month runs from September 15 to October 15 and Latinos, Hispanics, as well as others celebrate the history, culture and the vast contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America ...etc.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

September 15 is significant because it is Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day, which is also my birthday, or Día de la Raza, is celebrated on October 12th. These all fall within a 30 day period.

Our Lady Virgin Of Guadalupe Patroness of the Americas.