National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15th to October 15th in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate culture and heritage. Hispanic Heritage Month was initially approved by President Johnson in 1968 and it was formally enacted into law on August 17, 1988. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, all of which declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.
At the Shulman Law Group, LLC, we take great pride in celebrating this important heritage month and in honoring our Hispanic and Latino-American clients and staff members. We feel privileged to assist our Hispanic clients in embracing American culture while retaining the beauty and richness of the cultures and traditions from their countries of origin. Please share in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our national character and society.
Please note that the city of Paterson will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the annual Dominican Day Parade and Festival which will take place on September 13th. The parade expects more than 150,000 people to crowd the streets to watch lively entertainment, colorfully artistic floats, and Dominican pageantry.