Hispanic Heritage Month is the period when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate Hispanic Cultural heritage and Hispanic culture. Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
I have added below a link to the White House blog where I found the Presidential Proclamation of the “National Hispanic Heritage Month”
“…THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2010, as National Hispanic Heritage Month…”
read the rest of the article:
Presidential Proclamation–National Hispanic Heritage Month
If you have any friends, colleagues, acquaintances or if you are just in the mood, Celebrate!!