"Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Celebration 2019" by CSUF. Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Latinx Heritage Month is observed yearly from September 15th to October 15th. Mid-September was chosen because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Latinx Heritage Month or Hispanic Heritage month (official government designation) recognizes and honors the enduring contributions and importance of Latinx Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and South America. The term “Latinx” relates to people of Latin American origin or descent and is used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina.