Heritage Months

Current Month

September

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month started in 1968 to celebrate the role and accomplishment of the Latinx communities. The dates are significant because on September 15 it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. The celebration is closed with the last few days honoring Día de la Raza on October 12.

Huitzillin Open Dance Circle

February

Black History Month

In 1976, Black History Month was officially expanded to be a month-long celebration to recognize the accomplishments and central role of Black and African American members in the United States.

tO Repair: An Introduction – recorded ➤

March

Women’s History Month

In 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to designate March as Women’s History Month. The month commemorates and celebrates the vital role and accomplishments of women in history.

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April

Religious and Spiritual Diversity + Disability Awareness Month

This month is an opportunity to raise awareness and honor the contributions of people with disabilities (visible and visible) in our communities. We will celebrate Religious and Spiritual Diversity Weeks from April 1 to April 16 and Disability Awareness Weeks from April 17 to April 30.

religious and spiritual diversity events ➤ Disability Awareness events ➤

May

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In 1992, Congress designated the month of May to celebrate the accomplishments and rich culture of Asian American and Pacific Islander people. The month was chosen because it commemorates the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 conducted mostly by Chinese immigrants.

October

LGBTQIA+ History Month

In 1994, the observance of LGBTQIA+ History month was created by a teacher in Missouri. LGBTQIA+ History month raises awareness and recognises the history, struggles, and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

November

Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990, every sitting president has acknowledged and recognized November as Native American Heritage Month. This month is a time to celebrate the culture, traditions, and histories of Native people and to acknowledge their contributions and the continuous reparation work needed.

Sarah Eagle Heart ➤