What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
The idea to celebrate people of Hispanic heritage was originally born in 1968 with the creation of Hispanic Heritage Week. Over time, this grew into a month-long celebration, starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
National Hispanic Heritage Month
doctor and employee spotlights
Celebrating our Hispanic patients
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The idea to celebrate people of Hispanic heritage was originally born in 1968 with the creation of Hispanic Heritage Week. Over time, this grew into a month-long celebration honoring Hispanic Americans with roots in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South American countries.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year starting on September 15 and continues through on October 15. A number of Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, celebrate their independence on September 15th. Additionally, September 16 and 18 mark Independence Day for Mexico and Chile, respectively.
Here at St. Jude, we’re proud to create an inclusive atmosphere for all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds. National Hispanic Heritage Month gives us the opportunity to specifically highlight and celebrate our incredible Hispanic patients and staff members.