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Hispanic Heritage Month

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the diverse cultures and histories of Hispanic/Latine Americans. From September 15 to October 15, this annual observance invites us to explore the traditions, stories, and achievements that have enriched our nation.

The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. It was later expanded to a month-long celebration in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. These dates were chosen to encompass the independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, including Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Please join Mason in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Check out the events happening around campus.


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