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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates the Hispanic and Latino American heritage and culture. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. These five countries all declared independence on September 15, 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively. Join Lewis & Clark as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the following events: