National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15–October 15
2012 Theme—Diversity United, Building America's Future Today
In 1968, the first Hispanic Heritage Week was approved on September 15 under President Lyndon Johnson. Each year, the President is called upon to issue a proclamation designating the week of September 15 as "National Hispanic Heritage Week." During this week people of the United States have the opportunity to plan and participate in ceremonies and activities that recognize the contributions of the many and diverse cultures within the Hispanic community.
The proclamation was amended in 1988 to extend the designated time of recognition to the month beginning September 15 and continuing until October 15.
View Hispanic Heritage Month poster for the following years: