September 15th to October 15th

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.

Additional Resources

The National Museum of the American Latino offers bilingual resources, including interactive activities, for those interested in exploring further.

  • Latino Culture: Learn about the diverse Latino culture and how it has contributed to the society and culture of the United States.
  • Latin Independence Days: Learn about the different Independence Days across Latin America and how they are celebrated and honored each year.
  • Latin Food: Explore Latino recipes and learn about special events that Latino dishes are a central part of.
  • Famous Latinos: Learn about famous Latinos and Latinas who have helped to shape the history and culture of the United States.
  • Latino Art: Discover Latino artists who have used their unique experiences to help shape American culture through creative forms.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Educational Resources: Find all the Hispanic Heritage Month resources you need to teach yourself and others about Hispanic heritage and culture.