Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates rich history, cultural contributions

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Dallas ISD celebrates the rich culture and important contributions of Hispanic Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 15 each year. Special events and educational lessons help bring the history to life for students.

The time period is an important one for several Hispanic countries. On Sept. 15, the countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua celebrate becoming independent nations. The next day, Sept. 16, is celebrated as Independence Day in Mexico. Chile celebrates its independence on Sept. 18. Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza, is celebrated on Oct. 12. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, and was expanded in 1988 to cover the current 30-day period.

Find information and additional resources at the National Hispanic Heritage Month website maintained by The Library of Congress.

Is your campus or department honoring Hispanic Heritage Month in a special way? Tell us about it at thehub@dallasisd.org.

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