Each year, FERC joins the Nation in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, rich cultures, and extensive histories of the American-Latino community. What was once just a week-long celebration 50 years ago is now a month-long observance, uniting one of the largest groups in the United States. September 15th begins the month long NHHM observances starting with the independence anniversary for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The independence days of Mexico and Chile fall on September 16th and September 18th, respectively. Dia de la Raza or Columbus Day also falls within this month, on October 12th. The month is often celebrated with festivals, art shows, conferences, and community gatherings throughout the country. 

This year, The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), announced the 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Theme: “Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One.” The theme encourages us to acknowledge the differences each group brings to the table while encouraging communities to stand as one community. 

To learn more about Hispanic Heritage, visit the following websites:

This page was last updated on September 20, 2023