Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hi! Its Kirk again, here to talk about Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month is formally named National Hispanic Heritage Month and is from September 15th to October 15th in the United States. During this time the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country's history, heritage and culture are recognized. 

Hispanic Heritage Month began as Hispanic Heritage Week and was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. Under President Reagan in 1988 it was expanded to cover a 30 day period. September 15th was chosen as the starting date because it was the anniversary of the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvedor, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. During this time events are held in New York City, Washington DC, Coachella and in other areas of the United States. 

We hope you join us in celebrating this month of Hispanic heritage, history and culture! 

Sincerely, 

Kirk Smith

Pan Peru USA 

Sources: 

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

  • http://qvcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/hispanic-heritage-month.jpg