Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15-October 15
Nationally, 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.
At Kent State University, we want to honor the celebration of our Latino/Hispanic culture by developing a calendar encompassing all the university events that are relevant to the Hispanic Heritage Month.
Check back regularly as more events are added!