Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15.
Designated by presidential proclamation, this is a time to celebrate the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans and the many contributions they have made to American culture:
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.
--The Library of Congress-hosted website, www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov.
September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days September 16 and 18, respectively, and Columbus Day or Dia de la Raza is October 12.
FCPS has collected a library of resources to help you learn and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.