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Hispanic Heritage Month

OHIO HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS IN ALL OHIO COUNTIES

To view Hispanic Heritage Month events in your area, visit our "HHM Calendar 2016" page!

 



What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean? 


Hispanic Heritage Month began as a week in mid-September under the administration of President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and was expanded by law to a full month, September 15 to October 15, in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.

During this 30 day period diverse Hispanic cultures are celebrated across the country. 

The date September 15 and the week that follows it is significant because it marks the anniversaries of independence for 7 Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on the 16th and Chile on the 18th. Additionally October 12, el Día de la Raza (Columbus Day), falls within this month. 


Hispanic Heritage Month Resolutions:

                                    

Highlighting Latinos in Ohio
 Interviews with Lorena Mora-Mowry for Mujer Latina Today                   OCHLA Video Presentation "Latinos in Ohio"
             
             
                                       

 
Click on image above to see interviews on Mujer Latina Today    

                         Click on image to watch the video on OCHLA's website