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Celebration of the Month Library Exhibits: Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate monthly events with these commemorative library exhibits!

Virtual Exhibits September-October 2021

                                    

Flags from Spanish Speaking Countries

Flag of Argentina

ARGENTINA

Bolivian Flag

BOLIVIA

Flag of Chile

CHILE

Flag of Colombia

COLOMBIA

Flag of Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

Flag of Cuba

CUBA

Flag of Dominican Republic

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Flag of Ecuador

ECUADOR

Flag of El Salvador

EL SALVADOR

Flag of Guatemala

GUATEMALA

Flag of Honduras

HONDURAS

Flag of Mexico

MEXICO

Flag of Nicaragua

NICARAGUA

Flag of Panama

PANAMA

Flag of Paraguay

PARAGUAY

Flag of Peru

PERU

Flag of Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO

Flag of Spain

SPAIN

Flag of Uruguay

URUGUAY

Flag of Venezuela

VENEZUELA

More about Hispanic Heritage Month

Palo Alto College's Latinx Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. The observance was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a monthlong celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15.

The timing is key. Hispanic Heritage Month — like its shorter precursor — always starts on September 15, a historically significant day that marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The designated period is also a nod to those from Mexico and Chile, which celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2020/hispanic-heritage-month.html

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