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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and honors the culture, contributions and influence of individuals who identify as Hispanic and Latinx. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the month honors “the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.”

Hispanic and Latino are used interchangeably by many—Hispanic is a term used to describe someone of Spanish-speaking origin, while Latino, Latina, and Latinx are used to describe a person of Latin American origin—the celebration, according to the official description, recognizes those whose roots are from a country that speaks Spanish as the primary language, hence why it is primarily referred to as “Hispanic Heritage Month.” Learn more here.

Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation:

The theme of the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.  According to the National Council of Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), “the theme reinforces the need to ensure diverse voices and perspectives are welcomed in decision-making processes, thereby helping to build stronger communities and a stronger Nation.”

Click here to learn about local events throughout the month to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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