Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by appreciating the community’s history, heritage, and contributions of the ancestors of American citizens who came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South- and Central America.

September 15 is set as the starting date for the month as it is important for many reasons. It is the independence anniversary for Latin American countries El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. From here onwards, the independence days of Mexico and Chile fall on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Dia de la Raza or Columbus Day also falls within this month, on October 12.

Library of Books and Resources

Click on book for a read a loud. (some links may be unavailable)

NUSD’s Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month through Literacy

Listen to our podcast episode about Hispanic Heritage Month

NUSD Hispanic Heritage Articles (click on the following to read)

Inderkum’s Sabor Latino Club paints mural on “The Book” in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month


Art Contest Winners

  • Selena-Rodriguez
  • Carolin-Becerra
  • Annabella-De-La-Cruz