Every year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. We use this month to highlight and celebrate the vast contributions and positive impact that people from South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean have brought to the United States by celebrating and uplifting these contributions and how they have shaped us.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. President Ronald Reagan expanded it in 1988 to cover thirty days – beginning on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, with the approval of Public Law 100-402
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight the impactful ministry of Hispanic and Latin communities throughout the United Methodist connection. This series from Discipleship Ministries seeks to show that Hispanics are diverse in shade, style and culture, and that their ministries are just as vibrant.