Hispanic Heritage Month in 2023, like every year, is a month-long celebration in the United States that recognizes and honors the contributions, culture, and history of Hispanic and Latino Americans. It typically takes place from September 15th to October 15th each year. These dates were chosen because they coincide with the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (all on September 15th), Mexico (on September 16th), and Chile (on September 18th).
This month-long observance provides an opportunity to highlight the diverse backgrounds, traditions, and achievements of the Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States.
The theme of this year is “Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America” recognizing the significant strides of Hispanics in the economic, political, and social growth of the U.S.
This is an incredible opportunity to speak with one voice, acknowledge the crucial role that Hispanics play in shaping the future of our country and the world, and to celebrate and recognize Latinos as leaders, employees, suppliers, business owners, consumers, and community. Hispanics need to be seen, heard, and valued and are more likely to engage with individuals or organizations that actively invest in and celebrate their contributions to America, which are driving prosperity, power, and progress.
The Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for reflection, appreciation, and celebration of the vibrant Hispanic and Latino cultures that have enriched the United States. It’s an opportunity to recognize the contributions of these communities and promote cultural exchange and understanding among all Americans.
See below the Hispanic Health Council Calendar of Events, to celebrate this important date.