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National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, 2022

Initially conceived in 1968 by U.S. Congressmen Edward R. Roybal, Henry B. Gonzales and others, national recognition of Hispanic heritage was achieved on September 17, 1968 with Public Law 90-498 designating National Hispanic Heritage Week.  On August 17, 1988, Public Law 90-498 was amended by Public Law 100-402 to provide for the designation of National Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 - October 15. "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." -- 

Public Law 100-402

Public Law 100-402

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