Celebrating Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 15, 2021
This month, from September 15 through October 15, we observe Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate, recognize and feature the countless achievements of many Hispanic Americans who have positively impacted and enriched our communities.
Did you know that September 15 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.
Hispanic heritage and culture have influenced the entertainment industry, sports, fashion, food, the political landscape, education, science and more with an enormous economic impact worldwide.
We are proud that the legislature adopted and included Latino studies in our public high school curriculum beginning in the fall of 2022, allowing for more diversity and inclusion of an integral part of American history (HB 7082 – requires public school curriculum to include Black and Latino studies to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of history).
Please join us in recognizing Hispanic American successes, challenges and stories throughout this month and appreciating their invaluable contributions to society.
Follow along as we celebrate and honor the rich and diverse culture and contributions of Latinos in Connecticut and the U.S. all month long!