From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We take this time to commemorate and appreciate the contributions, history, and cultures of Hispanic/Latino people. We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month beginning on September 15th because it is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries! Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua all celebrate on the 15th, while Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and 18th. This year, the theme is “Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One.”
Hispanic Heritage is crucial to the fabric of our county, and celebrating and elevating Hispanic cultures is such an important part of creating equitable, beautiful childhoods for everyone in our county.
Read about one of our partners who is fostering space for Latinx families by bringing a bilingual cooperative preschool, Sueños Unidos-United Dreams, to San Mateo County.