TPS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Topeka Public Schools Celebrates Culture, History, Music, and Art During Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted on 09/16/2021
Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15th and runs until October 15th each year. It's a period of time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Latin American community.


 From 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally known as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, but was later extended to a month during Ronald Reagan's presidency in 1988.


 Since then, the month has been celebrated nationally through festivals, art samples, conferences, community gatherings, and much more. The month also celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on September 16 and Chile on September 18.


 It also includes public holidays recognizing Hispanic contributions, such as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Friendship Day that is celebrated in the American Virgin Islands.


 Learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month at
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