09.16.2017

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?

What Is Hispanic Heritage Month? Hugo Ortuno—Getty Images

Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

The festival now lasts from September 15 to October 15 every year, but it first started out as just a week long celebration of in 1968. Twenty years later, in 1988 it expanded to dedicate a whole four weeks for the celebration of being Hispanic.

For the full story, please visit Time.com/US.