Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
King County Latinx Affinity Group
Heritage Month History & Background
"Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating 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. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period."
Join us at the SeaMar Museum!
Celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month with the King County Latinx Affinity Group by joining us for a guided in-person tour of the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture! Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Opened in October 2019 in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest museum showcases the rich history of Chicano/as and Latino/as from the 1940s, post-war immigration to present time.