National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana

National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
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National Hispanic Heritage Month ~ Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana runs from September 15th to October 15th every year. It is designated to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic people to history, culture, and achievements they have made.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

  • Latinas make up the fastest-growing segment of the entrepreneurial sector.
  • In 1902, Luis Miguel Castro was the first Hispanic to play in a major league of baseball
  • Latinos are the second oldest ethnic group in the U.S. after native Americans
  • In 2017, Ilia Calderon became the first Afro-Latina to anchor a major news desk in the U.S.
  • Latinos cook meals to retain a connection to their native culture
  • In the last 10 years, Latino small business owners have been the fastest growing segment. (34% vs 1%)

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