National Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month

NASPGHAN Recognizes National Hispanic-Latine/x Heritage Month

NASPGHAN is proud to recognize National Hispanic-Latine/x Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th and acknowledge the contributions of our members with Hispanic-Latine/x heritage. The 2020 U.S. census identified 62.1 (18.7%) million Hispanic and/or Latino people in the U.S. This was based on self-reports of those who identify as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or other Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin.

Hispanic-Latine/x Heritage recognition began in 1968, growing into a month-long celebration beginning September 15th, coinciding with Independence Day celebrations in many Latin American nations. Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx and Latine are often used interchangeably to describe a very diverse population in America. If you would like to learn more about the complex history of these terms, you can read more at and or watch this video.

To learn more, visit the following sources:
Hispanic Heritage Month – NPS Commemorations and Celebrations
National Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month | National Archives



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