Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture.
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it coincides with the national independence days for many Latin American countries, including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Mexico’s national independence day follows on the 16th, while Chile’s occurs on the 18th, and Belize’s is on the 21st.
SPS will kick off our school-wide celebration with an Out-of-Uniform Day on September 16th! Students and staff are encouraged to wear the colors of the Mexican flag or traditional clothes.
What is the significance of the colors of the Mexican Flag?
- The green stripe represents the Independence Movement.
- The white stripe represents the purity of the Catholic faith.
- The red stripe represents the Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence and the blood of the national heroes.