National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States September 15 through October 15, 2016. Read President Obama’s official presidential proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month, in which he urges us to “reflect on the countless ways in which Hispanics have contributed to our Nation’s success, and let us reaffirm our commitment to expanding opportunity and building an ever brighter future for all.”
View facts, photos, and more about Hispanic Heritage Month at the U.S. government’s official site, including special exhibits and collections from sources such as the Library of Congress, the National Park Service, and the National Gallery of Art.
The U.S. Department of Defense honors the many Hispanics who serve in the military through a special report with profiles on leading service members in uniform.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population in the U.S. numbered 56.6 million on July 1, 2015. By the year 2060, the projected population will be 119 million. See more statistics about the Hispanic population in the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features list for Hispanic Heritage Month.