Hispanic Heritage Month welcomes everyone to join the celebration

Friday marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month when we celebrate the history and culture of our fellow Americans.

Hispanic Heritage whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The event was created in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week and expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, declaring September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month.

When is Hispanic Heritage Month?

The celebration starts in the middle of the month, as opposed to the end, because the 15th marks the independence days of five Latin America countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize follow shortly after, on the 16th, 18th and 21st.