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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month Collage

National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed in the United States from September 15 – October 15, celebrates the culture and traditions of Hispanic Americans. The observance begins in mid-September because the 15th is the anniversary of independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; the 16th for Mexico; and the 18th for Chile.

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Special Days, Annual Events, and Months of Celebration

New Year
- January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- third Monday of January

Black History Month
- February

Women's History Month - March

World Malaria Day
- April 25

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - May

Hispanic Heritage Month
– September 15-October 15

International Day of Prayer for Peace
- September 21

Children's Sabbath - second weekend in October

Thanksgiving - November

Giving Tuesday - 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving

World AIDS Day - December 1