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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Authored by Director of Diversity, Equity, and Student Life Toni Cross 

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins each year on September 15 and ends October 15, celebrates U.S Latinos and their culture, heritage in this country, and their history. 

Started in 1968 by Congress as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was expanded to a month in 1988. The celebration begins in the middle rather than the start of September because it coincides with national independence days in several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica celebrate theirs on Sept. 15, followed by Mexico on Sept. 16, Chile on Sept. 18 and Belize on Sept 21.

How do you celebrate this month?

Maybe start by reading some great facts about Latino people and culture from the Pew Research Center.

Not sure which term to use?  Watch this video! (As a practice, always watch any video in its entirety first before sharing!)

Remember, cultural months serve as a great reminder to engage with a culture, but it is only a starting point to what will hopefully be a year-long celebration!

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