National Hispanic Heritage Month


WVSU Extension 4-H to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Sept. 28

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
Sept. 25, 2023
WVSU Extension 4-H to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Sept. 28
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension 4-H will host a free gallery/discovery walk to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 3-5 p.m. in room 134 of the James C. Wilson University Union. 

Visitors can view informative posters and cultural displays showcasing the many contributions, diverse cultures and extensive histories of the American Latino community. There will be prizes for participation in activities, and all can enjoy refreshments and samples of Hispanic treats. 

Hispanic Heritage Month occurs every year from September 15 to October 15, recognizing and celebrating the independence days of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile. Observed initially as "Hispanic Heritage Week" in 1968, it was later extended to a month in 1988 and has been celebrated nationwide through festivals, art shows, conferences and community gatherings ever since.

For more information, please contact Ana Karen Gatica Toledo at
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