Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic women dancing in colorful dresses CC US Army Corps of Engineers: https://www.flickr.com/photos/savannahcorps/1535707786

From September 15- October 15, 2019, the Berkeley Public Library joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  This year, the Library honors the cultural contributions of generations of Hispanic Americans with a series of five free music and dance events. 

Hispanic Heritage Month’s roots go back to 1968; it begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period.