Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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

VCU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Click here for updated events during the month

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Northern Virginia
Sept. 21: Embracing Connections, Connecting Cultures