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National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from
September 15-October 15 of each year.
It celebrates the history, heritage, culture, and contributions of American citizens with ancestors who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central/South America.
Watch this video to learn more about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month:
Hispanic: Refers to the language spoken; you are Hispanic if you and/or your ancestors come from a country that speaks Spanish.
Latino/a: Refers to geography; you are Latino/a if you come from Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and Central America.
Latinx: Of/relating to/marked by Latin American Heritage; a gender-neutral alternative to Latino/a.
Chicano/a: American of Mexican descent.