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National Hispanic Heritage Month, often referred to as Latin Heritage Month by the Latinx community, is a global celebration of the rich vibrant contributions, cultures, traditions, and achievements of the Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world. This year, it takes place from September 15-October 15.
The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month was originally launched as a weeklong celebration in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, with September chosen for its link to the independence commemorations of several Latin American nations worldwide.
Today, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of the many Latinx American artists, scientists, leaders and more whose ancestors ranged from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, to Central and South America, and who have left a lasting legacy of inspiration.
Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month here.