Hispanic Heritage Month Takes Place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Cultural celebration highlights community, stories

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration of Latin community, culture, and contributions, running from Sept 15 to Oct. 15. These dates coincide with national independence days in Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

The event began in 1968, originally observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week” under 36th President Lyndon Johnson. In 1988, the celebration was extended to a month during the term of 40th President Ronald Reagan.

Last year, the Gazette featured members of our local community, and shared their stories. To continue that tradition, we welcome reader submissions or suggestions of residents in the greater Navarro County area.

If anyone are interested in sharing their story, please drop us an e-mail at news@navarrocountygazette.com where we can discuss story ideas and set up an interview time.

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