Hispanic Heritage Month is Celebrated from September 15 through October 15
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing September 15, 2022 through October 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate and honor the invaluable contributions of Latino Americans in the United States. The commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under President Lyndon B. Johnson. President Ronald Reagan subsequently expanded the celebration in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.
“Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Gracias por hacer Colorado el mejor sitio para vivir!” said Hickenlooper. “So grateful for the rich culture and contributions of our Latino community.”
“There is so much to celebrate about the Latino community’s deep roots in Colorado,” said Bennet. “This Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s celebrate the many histories and cultures of our Latino communities and their contributions to our state for almost 400 years.”
Latino Americans are the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S., representing more than 62 million people (18.7% of the U.S. population), plus another 3.2 million in Puerto Rico. Fifteen states, including Colorado, have nearly one million or more Latino residents. Latinos represent roughly one out of every five Coloradans.
The text of the resolution is available HERE.