Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The beginnings of the celebration:

In September 1968, the United States Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week. 20 years later in 1989, the Congress extended the commemoration to celebrate, for a month starting from September 15 to October 15, the culture and traditions of those who have roots in Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central & South America and the Caribbean. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The meaning:

National Hispanic Heritage Month is undoubtedly an opportunity to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Latinos who have shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multi-ethnic and multicultural customs of our communities.

Santa Clara County Library District’s Celebratory Events:

Join us in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
In addition to our events, our wealth of digital and print materials can help you celebrate all month long.

SCCLD National Hispanic Heritage Month Adult/YA Booklist

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