Every year, National Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is observed by Americans across the United States. The celebration began in 1968, under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was made a month-long celebration in 1988 by the U.S. Congress. Calendared between September 15 and October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the independence days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Belize.
Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the myriad of cultures within Latin and Spanish-speaking countries, and the contributions of those peoples to America. America itself has the second-largest Spanish-speaking population of any country in the world, smaller only than Mexico.
Generations of Hispanic Americans have enriched our nation by making contributions in science, education, the arts, and politics.
Did you know that according to the Pew Research Center, in 2020, Hispanics made up nearly one-in-five people (19%) in the United States?
SOURCE: UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU via Greenville News - data.greenvilleonline.com/census
Celebrate all month long!
Check out our HHM Calendar.
We strive to make the Upstate of South Carolina an inclusive community where diversity is celebrated and Hispanic families from many nationalities can thrive, share their culture, and actively shape the community.
Our site is dedicated as a central resource for promoting Hispanic heritage and HHM events from across this region.