Return to Headlines

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Join Shoreline Schools in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and expressing our appreciation of our Hispanic students, staff, families and community members!

Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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 starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence of: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.

You can learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month at http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/.