Every year, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 to appreciate the remarkable influence Hispanic and Latinx Americans have had on our country. September 15 is significant because it was the day when five Latin American countries earned their independence from Spain in 1821. This month, we have an opportunity to appreciate their histories, cultures and contributions.
According to the Census Bureau, as of 2020 the U.S. Hispanic population is about 62.6 million, “making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority”.
Resources to learn more:
23 Activities to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: from podcasts and virtual tours to cooking classes and concerts, these are ideas for ways to recognize, understand and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Building a Future for Hispanic Professionals in the Insurance Industry: Read this recent report regarding the journey of Hispanic insurance professionals published by Marsh and the Latin American Association of Insurance Agents (LAAIA).
15 Influential Hispanic Americans Who Made History: Explore the ways these Hispanic Americans have made their mark on the world.
Netflix and PBS: to celebrate and gain awareness of Hispanic and Latinx culture, consider exploring the wide-ranging collection of documentaries, films, and series on websites like Netflix and PBS.