Hispanic Heritage Month
Do you know why Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15th?
September 15th is the day that 5 Central American countries declared their independence from Spain in 1821, while Chile and Mexico declared independence from Spain during that same week 11 years prior.
On September 14th, 1989, President George H.W. Bush declared a 31-day period to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate Hispanic America’s often overlooked contributions to American society.