National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

As many of you know, it’s National Hispanic Heritage Month. Ailesha wrote an earlier post on the topic that’s been quite popular, so I wanted to share another one with you. Cindy over at CindyLRodriguez put a great post together with lots of good information for teachers, so I wanted to share it here. I hope you enjoy it!

Cindy L. Rodriguez

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month 2012! (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

For those of you who don’t know, here’s some information about the month directly from

“The purpose of National Hispanic Heritage Month is to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

“The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under 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.

“The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively…

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