Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations planned

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations planned

Area colleges and universities are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2011. Below are links to upcoming events.

San Antonio College
St. Phillip’s College
Palo Alto College
Northwest Vista College
Northeast Lakeview College
University of Texas at San Antonio
St. Mary’s University

About Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year from September 15 to October 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month. The 30-day observance celebrates 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.

Click on this link to learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month.

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