September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month
This event is celebrated nationwide, paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
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 September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
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