Start of Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 is the official start of our nation’s annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which continues through October 15.  Hispanic Heritage Week was initially approved by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and in 1988 President Ronald Reagan extended it to a month of celebration.  September 15 was selected since five Latin American countries celebrate their independence on this day. (Image by Purdue University Latino Cultural Center)

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