Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage and Spanish Language Series - all in one place!

September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans.

Several Latin American independence days are celebrated during this time, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile. However, the celebration originated in September 1968, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order for the creation of Hispanic Heritage Week. In 1988, the observance was extended to a month by President Ronald Reagan. 

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Within this Collection

Adrian Gomez
Episode 2


EXPIRES: 9/11/2026 The art of Adrian Gomez is larger than life, just like the artist himself. The Afro-Costa Rican childhood they celebrate is an idyllic period immersed in nature and freedom of play.
Quince Duncan
Episode 1


EXPIRES: 9/11/2026 In this episode of Afro Latino Travels, host Kim Haas travels to San Jose, Costa Rica: a city featuring history-making political families, a vibrant art scene, and up-and-coming...