National Hispanic Heritage Month (or Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana) celebrates the history and contributions of Hispanics and Hispanic Americans across the nation. It is observed in the U.S. from September 15 to October 15.
The holiday was started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a 30-day period under President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
It is observed as a way to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
September 15 is a significant date because it is the independence anniversary for the following Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico and Chile observe their independence days on September 16th and September 18th, respectively.
No matter how your company chooses to celebrate, the priority is to demonstrate inclusion, recognition, and respect within the workplace, in celebration of this holiday and beyond.