Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

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  • Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

    The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18.

    This month, we invite you to learn more about what makes this 30-day celebration so meaningful. Together, we can all show our love to the Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx communities in this country, this month and every day.

    Executive and Legislative Documents

    The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Hispanic American Heritage Month.

  • Join us in recognizing the Hispanic Scholars of Academic Excellence and honoring this year’s Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients:


    Roberto Clemente Student Award
    Jesarie Rodriguez,
    Roberto Clemente School #8

    Volunteer Youth Award Student
    Denaresh Quiñones,
    School of the Arts

    Academic Excellence Achievement Award
    Dariel Ravelo-Ramos ,
    School of the Arts

    Community Service Award
    Henry I. Padrón-Morales,

    Hipocampo Children’s Bookstore

    Special Recognition Award
    Pedro Santiago, Sr.,
    El Trío Los Arpegios