“Greater Palm Springs history is steeped in stories of Hispanic pioneers. Families who moved to the area to establish roots and create a better life, all the while keeping their traditions alive. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15 and recognizes the contributions and influence that Hispanic Americans have made upon the culture and achievements in the United States. The celebration started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded to a month-long observation by President Ronald Reagan in 1988
This particular 30-day period, which straddles two months, was selected because of its importance for Hispanic and Latino Americans, whose ancestry hails from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
- September 15 is the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
- September 16 is Mexico’s Independence Day
- September 18 is when Chile celebrates its independence
- October 12 Is Día de la Raza
There are many ways to honor and celebrate Hispanic people and culture during Hispanic Heritage Month. Give these ideas a try…”