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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month


September 15 through October 15, 2021 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States – a time that honors the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States in the form of art, economic advancement, culture and society. 

Why does the recognition run from the 15th of one month to the 15th of the next? September 15th is significant because it marks the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries including; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and September 18th, respectively. And Columbus Day – or Dia de la Raza – falls within this 30-day period, as well, on October 12th.  

The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and was expanded to a month and made into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.

Throughout the month-long celebration, Americans recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors are from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.   

To celebrate, RSM professionals will support Hispanic communities by volunteering with Common Hope and El Valor and by raising donations for Avance and the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families. They will also have opportunities to learn about Hispanic countries and their cultures through a video series, and will hear stories of Hispanic leaders during a webcast featuring RSM clients.

In the spirit of inclusion, and on behalf of our ¡HOLA! employee network group and the rest of our 13,000 people across the United States and in Canada, I invite you to join us in observing National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Carlos Hernandez
National Health Care Leader, Audit Partner, and National HOLA! Employee Network Leader




One of the largest ENGs, ¡HOLA!, hosts networking activities, focuses on mentoring and helps its members excel.