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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th-October 15th, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the U.S. Latinos culture and history. It has first started in 1968 by California Congressman George E. Brown as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. It was then later expanded to a month in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. Hispanic Heritage Month begins in the middle of September because it coincides with national independence days in many Latin American countries.

  • El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica celebrate on September 15th
  • Mexico celebrates on September 16th
  • Chile celebrates on September 18th
  • Belize celebrates on September 21st

The month is celebrated nationwide with festivals, art shows, community gatherings, parades, and much more! Anyone who wants to celebrate can also reading books or watching movies by Hispanic and/or Latino backgrounds.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Events Allentown PA

Allentown School District celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month:

Each Friday over the next four weeks, ASD invites their families to join them on Facebook Live for conversations with their Office of Family and Community Engagement along with local district and student leaders who are of Hispanic descent. Each session will start at 3:00pm.


William Allen High School:

Allen HS will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the month with facts and information on their website, Home - William Allen High School (


PRCP 10th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner

Join PRCP for their 10 th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner on October 23rd at 5:00pm. The event will be held at the Americus Hotel Ballroom, 555 Hamilton St. Allentown PA. Tickets at $70, which includes dinner and dessert. Note: This is a Black-Tie Event. Puertorrican Cultural Preservation Inc. (


Allentown Public Library POWER Library:

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, each week POWER Library will feature a different Spanish language or Hispanic Heritage resource. Power Library


Want to watch a show or movie in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month? Check out E’s Online list of “35 Movies and TV Shows to Binge for Hispanic Heritage Month”.