Hispanic Heritage Month, also known as Latino Heritage Month, is an annual celebration in the United States that takes place from September 15th to October 15th. During this month-long observance, the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans are recognized and celebrated. The dates were chosen to encompass the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile, which all declared their independence from Spanish colonial rule during this period.
Hispanic Heritage Month serves as an important reminder of the cultural richness and diversity of Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States and their significant impact on the country's history and society. It encourages people from all backgrounds to appreciate and learn from these contributions while fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity.
The 2023 theme is “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power and Progress in America,” shining a spotlight on the remarkable strides made by the Hispanic community in economics, politics and societal advancement.