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National Hispanic Heritage Month
Key facts about the nation’s Latino population by age, geography and origin groups.
Each year, Americans observe 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.
Features biographies of Hispanic scientists
The initiative for National Hispanic Heritage Month is an acknowledgment of the more than 44.3 million Americans of Hispanic origin, representing more than 15% of our population.
Explore articles, videos, and online exhibits celebrating Hispanic Americans.
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture and to honor five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their independence in September.
Local & State
Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, is pleased to announce its 16th annual festival to take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from noon to 8 p.m. at Birmingham’s Linn Park.
Celebrate Latin culture and traditions at the Birmingham Museum of Art during our third annual Latinx Heritage Festival!
Join the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Come for a tour and learn more about their programs and services. Have a good time and enjoy some refreshments!
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