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Hispanic Heritage Month at Third Thursday

September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

hispanic american month

Thursday, September 21, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic-American Heritage Month at Third Thursday

Come to downtown Willimantic to join in the Third Thursday festivities and also as QVCC celebrates Hispanic-American Heritage Month.  Join Joe Díaz and the Grupo Boriken as they perform from 6-7 at the North Street Stage.

About Hispanic American Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.



September 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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