United States Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic culture has played a significant role in shaping culture and society in the United States and around the world.
In recognition of Hispanic culture, traditions and achievements, the United States observes the 30 day period of Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month.
According to HispanicHeritageMonth.gov, the observance began as a week under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and expanded to a month under President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
There are several dates of importance to Hispanic nations that fall within this 30 day period, such as anniversaries of independence and Columbus Day.

For more information regarding the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic culture, traditions and achievements, visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

This traditional dress is accompanied with flags representing Hispanic nations. The decorated skull represents a tradition of decorating skulls as part of celebrating Day of the Dead. Art by Leslie Davis

This traditional dress is accompanied with flags representing Hispanic nations. The decorated skull represents a tradition of decorating skulls as part of celebrating Day of the Dead. Art by Leslie Davis