National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15 to October 15. It is a month-long celebration to recognize the contributions, history, culture, and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The commemoration includes people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. The month starts on September 15, a significant date that marks the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

National Hispanic Heritage Month began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson. It was later expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. During this month, communities across the United States host events, educational activities, and exhibitions that celebrate Hispanic culture and history. This can include but is not limited to music festivals, art shows, conferences, food fairs, and more. Schools may also have special curricula focusing on the contributions of Hispanic Americans, and media outlets often run features or programs in honor of the month.

GU proudly honors the rich diversity and depth of Hispanic culture, as well as to challenge stereotypes and promote greater understanding and appreciation for the manifold ways Hispanic Americans have contributed to and shaped the American experience.

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