In the United States, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15th to October 15th. This month-long observance is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions, culture, and history of Hispanic and Latinx communities and individuals in the US. The dates of this celebration coincide with the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile, which all fall within this time frame.
It’s important to note that the term “Hispanic” refers to people from Spanish-speaking countries or with Spanish ancestry, while “Latinx” is a more inclusive term that encompasses people from Latin American countries, including Brazil and non-Spanish-speaking nations.
Overall, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and appreciate the rich and diverse heritage of Hispanic and Latinx Americans, as well as their ongoing contributions to the United States and the world.
The National Museum of the American Latino offers bilingual resources, including interactive activities, for those interested in exploring further.