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Celebrating National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

by Margot Hanson on 2021-09-20T15:36:00-07:00 | Comments

2021 Hispanic Heritage Month PosterSeptember 15 - October 15 marks National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in the United States, honoring a multitude of diverse cultures under the umbrella of the Hispanic or Latinx community.

To celebrate, the Library will highlight some of the movies and books in our collection that spotlight the experience of Latinx communities. Come check them out!

The Library of Congress-hosted website for National Hispanic Heritage Month has more information about the history of the dates:

"The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

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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