Each year, Palm Beach County joins the nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15. Our program series in 2013, Viva Hispanic Culture (Viva la Hispanidad), offers opportunities for the whole community to learn about and enjoy Latin American traditions from various countries through music, dance, literature, food, and art.
The annual commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month began with a weeklong observance, started in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson. Twenty years later, President Ronald Reagan expanded the observation to September 15 - October 15, a month-long period which includes several Latin American countries’ anniversaries of independence. In 1988, Congress approved Law #100-402 to call on the people of the United States, especially the educational community, to observe National Hispanic Heritage Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
This year, we will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a Food Truck Fiesta and mariachi music on Sat, Sep 07 at the Main Library. Programs throughout the month at various branches will invite the whole family to honor Hispanic culture. Join us as we celebrate Viva Hispanic Culture (Viva la Hispanidad)!