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Census Bureau Profile America Facts For Features: Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 | Latin Times Media & Magazine
Census Bureau Profile America Facts For Features: Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. In 1989, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Photo - Sept. 15 was the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. This graphic uses the 2014 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs to take a look at Hispanic-owned businesses in commemoration of