Each year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The roots of the month long celebration goes back to 1968 starting with the anniversary of the declaration of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence during this period.
Here are events happening in Virginia:
University of Richmond
Sept. 29: Immigration Realities and Dreams in the Latinx Community
Sept. 23: Two performances at the Children's Museum of Richmond
Sept. 16: Celebrate the Art of Latin America
VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
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Hylton Performing Arts Center, Northern Virginia
Sept. 21: Embracing Connections, Connecting Cultures