Smithsonian HH Month image--Click to view CSUMB CalendarSeptember 15 - October 15 is officially Chican@ Latin@ Heritage Month. Click here to check out CSUMB's programs and events this year in honor of this special time! 

Historically, the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States have been recognized at this time of the year since the Johnson administration and the month has been law since 1988! September 15 is the starting date of the month-long celebration, significant as the anniversary of independence for 5 countries in 1821: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Chile, Mexico and Belize also celebrate independence this month. Learn more...

Many federal entities have developed resources in recognition of this month, including

Map of 5 countries independent in 1921