National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Join our communities in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM): (If you know of any other HHM events happening, email us at [email protected])

-Governor Rick Scott's Hispanic Heritage Month Student Contest

-Orange County Hispanic Heritage Month "Orange Fiesta" (Free admission including food, music, art and much more!)

-Seminole State College of Florida Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Student Life

-University of Central Florida (UCF), Kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month.

(A variety of events are planned throughout campus. All events are free and open to the public.) 

-Valencia College, Event Oct. 3: Hispanic Heritage Festival, celebration promoting higher education.

-"Viva the Arts Fest" hosted by AIPEH (Free parking and admission.)


Full Calendar