WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Observance with multiple events throughout the month. Some events will be broadcasted via Zoom and YouTube for USDA field employees to attend.
If you are in or near Washington, D.C. make sure to attend in person and bring a colleague along to these Hispanic Heritage Month events. If you are in the field, try to watch the workshop and the main observance in a conference room and invite your colleagues to join along.
National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates Americans with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Starting as a week of observance in 1968, it was extended in 1988 to span a 30-day period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The independence anniversary for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—is September 15. Belize, Chile and Mexico celebrate their independence later in the month.
The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers announced this year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage month: “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.”