• September 12, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

150 150 Elect Todd Hunter

September 15th through October 15th is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanics are the largest minority group in the country, so it is important to celebrate the dynamic and diverse Hispanic cultures. The purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month is to acknowledge the incredible work that the Hispanic community has accomplished and to celebrate Hispanic traditions and customs.

President Lyndon B Johnson was the first to implement Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968. Not long after this, President Ronald Reagan expanded the weeklong celebration into a 30-day duration beginning in 1988. Later that year, Congress officially made Hispanic Heritage Month a law. Hispanic Heritage Month commences on September 15th because this is an important day in Latin America since Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrate their Independence Day anniversaries. In addition to this, other Latin American countries such as Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days during this time as well.

Throughout its existence, Hispanic Heritage Month has grown tremendously. All around the country there are events to celebrate the history, vibrant culture, and accomplishments of Hispanics in the United States. Hispanics have had an enormous impact on art, literature, music, movies, and sports which have left a lasting mark in the country. Not only is Hispanic Heritage Month important nationwide but it is also incredibly significant since South Texas has a large Hispanic population. The Coastal Bend recognizes different activities, and we want to provide those resources to everyone.

For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit Hispanic Heritage Month.

Additionally, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) has a schedule of events for Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information and events visit Texas A&M Corpus Christi Hispanic Heritage Month 2022.

Along with this, Visit Corpus Christi has a schedule of events on their website to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Visit Corpus Christi.

If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned in this week’s article, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. Please always feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas state agency, or if you would like to contact my office regarding constituent services. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns, or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603).

– State Representative Todd Hunter, District 32

Rep. Hunter represents Aransas County and part of Nueces County. He can be contacted at todd.hunter@house.texas.gov or at 512-463-0672.