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Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Many significant dates fall during Hispanic Heritage Month, including:

  • Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua independence days (Sept. 15);
  • Columbus Day (or Día de la Raza);
  • Mexico’s independence day (Sept. 16); and
  • Chile’s independence day (Sept. 18).

The members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) coordinate Hispanic Heritage Month events with assistance from the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. For information about Michael Reyes's spoken word performance for the 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month, .