Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15National Hispanic Heritage month, a time for celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of people with Hispanic and Latino heritage, runs from September 15 to October 15 each year. These dates are significant. September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, followed by the anniversary of Mexican independence on the 16th and Chilean independence on the 18th. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded official recognition of Hispanic Heritage from a week-long event started in 1968 to the current 30-day period.   


History and Resources


External links to guides, histories, and exhibits


Go Local


Salsa dancing, taco trucks, community organizations and more


Reading Recommendations

For all ages

Readings and resources from Country Bookshelf and the MSU Library

Movies & More

Films, Music, Podcasts

Attend a screening at the Procrastinator, stream at home, listen anywhere!



From local chefs for you to try at home