Here at Novasyte Health, an IQVIA™ company, we are proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We take this time to reflect on the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors hail from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America, and more.
Why does it start in the middle of September? September 15 is a special date because it marks the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries like El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Mexico, Chile and Belize also honor their independence days during this period. The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover the full month.