Tahoma honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Tahoma honors Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted on 09/15/2021
This month we’re honoring Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15). The month is dedicated to celebrating the rich history of Hispanic and Latino/Latina/Latinx people throughout history.

Congress passed a law proclaiming it as a heritage celebration week in 1968, but it was expanded to a full month in 1988.

Sept. 15 was chosen as the start of the commemoration because it coincides with the Independence Day of several Latin American countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. In addition, Mexico and Chile, celebrate their independence just days later, Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

The term Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from a Spanish-speaking country.

Latina/Latino/Latinx refers to someone who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from a country in Latin America.

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