At its Monday, August 22 City Council meeting, the City proclaimed September 15 through October 15 to be Hispanic Heritage month in the City of Roseville.
The City of Roseville invites all members of the community to celebrate 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month, “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.” The theme encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation.
National Hispanic Heritage Month spans September through October. The month commemorates independence for seven Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile.
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, the United States celebrates the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.