Cultural Heritage & History Months (2013-2014)

September
Hipanic/Latino Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
The dates of Hispanic Heritage Month were selected to include the Independence Day celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile, as well as to incorporate Día de la Raza, a holiday celebrated in Mexico on October 12 observing the colonization, exploration, and multicultural heritage of the Americas.    

October
Disability Awareness Month
Filipino Heritage Month
LGBT History Month
National Coming Out Day is celebrated October 11

November
American Indian/Native American Heritage Month
What began at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the First Americans made to United States has resulted in National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month which celebrates the intertribal cultures and educates the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

December
World AIDS Day is observed December 1

January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated January 20
Check out information about this year's national day of service: www.mlkday.gov

February
Black/African-American History Month
Test your historical knowledge about Black history in the U.S.: www.biography.com/blackhistory 

March
Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated March 31
Women's History Month

April
National Day of Silence is observed April 11
On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools.
Earth Day is celebrated April 22

May
Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month