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National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 #HispanicHeritageMonth

Adafruit NationalHispanic Heritage Month 2018 blog

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed every year from September 15 to October 15. This is a time to share stories, learn about history and celebrate America’s diversity.

Every weekday this month the Adafruit blog will feature an important story or person for Hispanic Heritage Month, you can check in and follow along here!

HispanicHeritageMonth.gov has some history on the origin of the month:

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.

Learn more at HispanicHeritageMonth.gov and HispanicHertageMonth.org.


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