American culture has been profoundly influenced by the Hispanic-American community. Not just socially and economically, but the community has given so much to the nation to make it a richer and more diversified place.
Hispanic Heritage Month was created to celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans, particularly those whose ancestors originated in Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Every year, from September 15 to October 15, Americans mark National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the history, culture, and accomplishments of the community’s immigrants from these countries.
A little bit of History
When Congressman George E. Brown initially proposed Hispanic Heritage Month in June 1968, it began with a week of observance. The 1960s saw a rise in the need to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Latino population as a result of the civil rights struggle. The general public’s understanding of the diverse ethnic groups residing in the US was also progressively expanding. Brown represented the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles, two regions with significant Latino and Hispanic populations. He wanted people to understand how important these towns were to American history. President Lyndon B. Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, and President Ronald Reagan expanded it to a 30-day event beginning on September 15 and concluding on October 15. It became law on August 17, 1988, when Public Law 100-402 was approved. Furthermore, September 15 is chosen as the month’s first day because it is significant for a number of reasons. It is the anniversary of their independence for the Latin American nations of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. From this point forward, September 16 and September 18 are the respective dates for Mexico and Chile’s independence days. On October 12, Columbus Day, commonly known as Dia de la Raza, occurs.
American Hispanics represent American principles in many aspects and have made incalculable contributions to the country. The culture and economics of the United States have been irrevocably changed by the Hispanic-American community.
At ITJ, we are proud to say that our community is composed of Latino and Hispanic software engineers with outstanding talent and passion for their careers. So many young IT professionals and students from different states in Mexico and Latin America have been the core heart of the company.
ITJ is devoted to serving fast-growing and high-value market sectors, particularly the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), working with innovative medical device companies looking to improve people’s lives. With a unique BOT (build, operate, and transfer) model that sources only the best digital talent available, ITJ enables companies in the US to create technology centers of excellence in Mexico. For more information, visit www.itj.com.