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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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North Clackamas is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month throughout our schools and communities starting September 15th through to October 15th. We will be sharing stories, information, and area events that will help create a better understanding of the importance of recognizing the month for our Hispanic and LatinX communities! 

About  Hispanic Heritage Month

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 observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

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, respectively.

Throughout the month, we will be sharing resources about important, hispanic figures on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Learning Resources