Hispanic Heritage Month occurs from September 15 through October 15, and counties across Maryland are kicking off the month to celebrate our diverse population.
Hispanic Heritage observation began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson as Hispanic Heritage Week. President Ronald Reagan expanded it in 1988 to include a 30-day period that started on September 15th and ended on October 15. The Public Law 100-402 approved it and it was made law on August 17, 1988 (hispanicheritagemonth.org).
In Maryland, celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month include a wide variety of events across the state along with parades, proclamations, and recognition of county staff. Here are just a few of the countless ways counties are kicking off the month with even more events and county participation to be announced in the coming weeks
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! We’re looking forward to celebrating our Baltimore Hispanic and Latino communities — and we’d love your help.
Do you know someone whose work has made a positive impact in the Hispanic/Latinx community in the past year? The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2022 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards has been extended to Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Visit mima.baltimorecity.gov/HispanicHeritage to submit a nomination!
Prince George’s County
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Anne Arundel County
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