Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, Warren County Schools, Putting Our Children First, map showing Mexico, Central America, and South America

¡Escuelas del Condado de Warren celebra el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana!

Fast facts: 

  • Nearly 10% of our students identify as Hispanic
  • That’s more than 150 students!
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15

We’re proud of the diversity in our community and are happy to celebrate National 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.

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 September 18, respectively. 

Source: www.HispanicHeritageMonth.gov/about/

Resources to learn more and teach children about Hispanic Heritage Month: