From September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to honoring the rich cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This annual observance reflects over 500 years of history and heritage that can be explored in national parks, National Park Service programs, and communities throughout the country. The month is marked by a myriad of events, resources, exhibitions, and podcasts hosted by institutions like the Smithsonian, which is actively working on the National Museum of the American Latino to acknowledge the achievements and cultural significance of Latino communities. Beyond the festivities, this month carries profound historical significance, encompassing the anniversaries of independence for several Latin American countries and the celebration of El Día de la Raza on October 12, which pays tribute to the indigenous peoples of these nations as the original guardians of their traditions and land. This period underscores the diverse histories, languages, and values that define the Latinx experience, emphasizing the importance of community, hope, and family throughout the year.
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Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated Sep. 15-Oct. 15 each year, highlights the art, culture and stories of the Hispanic community on campus and in the surrounding area.