Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year, the United States observes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The celebration exists to honor the history, culture, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans.
In 1968, what is now Hispanic Heritage Month started as a week-long celebration under President Lyndon Johnson. In 1998, President Ronald Reagan broadened the week-long observation to a 30-day celebration. That same year, Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law.
There is significance to the start-date of the month-long celebration, as September 15 marks the date that the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua achieved independence. Additionally, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18.
Did you know that we have several Hispanic Americans on our team at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys? We have bilingual employees across various departments whose efforts allow us to reach and assist the Spanish-speaking communities throughout Louisiana.
In recognizing the important role that Hispanic Americans play in our nation, we’re launching a special giveaway during Hispanic Heritage Month. Like our Spanish Facebook page for updates on the giveaway.