Each year, FERC joins the Nation in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, rich cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. It is observed every year from September 15 to October 15. The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968, when it was called “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon Johnson and was observed for a week instead of a month. In 1988, it was extended to a month during Ronald Reagan’s term and became known as National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Since then, the month is often celebrated with festivals, art shows, conferences, and community gatherings throughout the country. The month is also a time to honor the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
This year, The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), announced the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Theme: “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” The theme encourages us help build stronger communities and a stronger nation by ensuring that all voices are represented and welcomed.
To learn more about Hispanic Heritage, visit the following websites: