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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15!
September 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated annually from September 15 – October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to over 20 countries in Latin American, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. In the United States, there are 60 million people who have ancestries connected to these countries who reside in the United States, representing 18% of the U.S. population. Many labels are used for this racial-ethnic group, with the most common umbrella terms being “Hispanic” and “Latina/e/o/x.” Since 1968, HHM has been recognized by the federal government and celebrated across the United States. The start of the month, September 15, is significant, as several Latin American countries celebrate their independence from Spain on this day, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence during the month on September 16 and 18, respectively.
Due to COVID-19, Sandhills HHM 2020 will primarily be celebrated virtually. If you are on campus, please stop by Boyd Library to see the Hispanic Heritage Month Book Display.