Hispanic Heritage Month
Throughout the month of September, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the contributions of the Hispanic community to the United States. The month also coincides with national independence days in Latin America. This is a great time to celebrate and learn more about the Hispanic community. The Latino community in the United States is growing rapidly and has a strong influence on the economy, business, culture, and politics. In fact, it is the fastest growing minority group in the country. This year, Hispanics represent nearly 18 percent of the U.S. population, making them the largest minority group.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a monthlong celebration in the United States that honors the diverse cultures, languages, histories, and contributions of Hispanics. It is celebrated on a national level, with special events, exhibits, and Web sites. The celebration also coincides with national independence days in Latin America, which include Mexico’s Independence Day (Dia de la Raza) on September 16, Chile’s Independence Day (Dia de las Americas) on September 18, Belize’s Independence Day (Dia del Agua) on September 21, and Puerto Rico’s Independence Day (Dia del Rey) on September 23.
Hispanic Heritage Month started as a weeklong celebration in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. This was expanded to a month long celebration in 1988 under President Reagan. He approved the legislation, which was sponsored by California Representative Edward Roybal. The monthlong celebration was also encouraged by President Gerald R. Ford, who called on schools to join the celebration. The celebration has become a nationwide event that includes celebrity Hispanics and famous Hispanic people who pay tribute to the month.
There are more than 55 million Hispanics in the United States. Most Hispanics are of Mexican origin. However, there are also Hispanics of Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Guatemalan descent. In 2010, the Hispanic population grew faster than the overall nation’s growth rate, resulting in a 19% increase. In 2021, the Hispanic population will increase to 62.5 million. Moreover, Hispanics will make up one-in-five people in the United States. The number of White Latinos without any other race is declining from 26.7 million in 2010 to 10.2 million in 2021.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year during September and October. Many people celebrate the month by watching movies with culturally rich stories, eating foods that are native to their countries, and visiting museums and exhibits. Other activities include attending festivals and celebrations throughout the United States. Some of the more popular celebrations include El D
Hispanic Heritage Month has become a national celebration and has become a way for the public to learn more about the Hispanic community. Hispanic culture is reflected in all aspects of life in the United States. The Hispanic community is a crucial part of the United States economy and has played an integral role in shaping American culture. The community’s commitment to serving the community has been well-represented throughout the country. In addition, the Hispanic community plays an important role in the government and in science and technology.