National Hispanic Heritage Month

Updated: October 1, 2023

“Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community.”
Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson, but it was later extended to a month during President Ronald Reagan’s term in 1988. – White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

50+ Influential Latina Women – Parade
Sonia Sotomayor and 9 Other Latina Pioneers in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries – Biography
13 Hispanic Women Who Changed the World – Reader’s Digest
Pioneering Latinas Who Made Important Contributions to US History – Remezcla
7 Exceptional Hispanic Women – Women at the Frontier
15 Famous Latinos Who Will Inspire Your Kids – Parents Latina Magazine
Hispanic-Latinx Milestones – History
Latino-Americans Timeline – PBS
Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month – Pew Research Center

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. For virtual and in-person events, visit:

A Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2023 – The White House
6 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month – Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Hispanic Heritage Month – Office of Minority Health: US Department of Health & Human Services
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month My Voice/Mi Voz Winner with the Instagram Community (short video) – Hispanic Heritage Foundation
How Latinos/Latinas/Latinx people became Hispanic – National Public Radio (NPR)
15 Fun Hispanic Heritage Month Facts – Good Housekeeping
Hispanic Heritage Month – National Museum of the American Latino
National Hispanic Heritage Month Resources – Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino
Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month Events – New York Public Library
Center Families: ¡A Bailar, a Hispanic Heritage Month fiesta! – Sept. 16, 2023 – The Center – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Lincoln Center Presents – Upcoming Events – Lincoln Center