Item: H16 National Hispanic Heritage Month Poster (GSA)
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Item: H16 - 2016 Theme - Hispanic Americans: Embracing, Enriching and Enabling America
Size: 18 X 24 Inches
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in recognition of the historical and cultural contributions of Hispanic Americans. This national observance was first established by Public Law 90-498, approved September 17, 1968 by the 90th Congress. Public Law 90-468 authorized the president to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week each year. On August 17, 1988, the 100th Congress enacted Public Law 100-402, which extended the observance from a week to a month. The annual observance is now a 31-day period beginning on September 15 and ending on October 15.
The months of September and October cover a wide range of independence days for Latin American countries.
However, employee groups often include other Latin American countries during the celebration. This is, Caribbean and South American countries such as