Since 1988, the National Hispanic Heritage Month has been celebrated, with the intention of commemorating the history and culture of American citizens with Hispanic roots.
In 1968, Hispanic Heritage Week was celebrated for the first time thanks to legislation passed during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Later in 1988, President Ronald Reagan established it as National Hispanic Heritage Month, a month-long celebration from September 15 to October 15.
This celebration seeks to pay tribute to the contributions of the Hispanic community in the United States throughout history and also to recognize the cultural heritage of Latin America.
Since the 16th century, Hispanic communities have been part of the United States, and today 17.5% of the population in the United States has Hispanic or Latino roots. Similarly, more than 13% of the population speaks English and Spanish, the majority concentrated in states such as California, Texas or Florida.
Este mes representa una oportunidad para celebrar las diferentes culturas latinoamericanas e hispanas y reconocer su importante aporte al desarrollo de Estados Unidos, especialmente en las épocas más recientes.