National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in September 2017. National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.
Generally the term includes all persons in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino. Latin American population has origins in all the continents and has ancestries including many Native American cultures.
Hispanics or Latinos constitute 16.9% of the total United States population, or 53 million people, making it home to the largest community of Spanish speakers outside of Mexico according to the Pew Research Hispanic Center, surpassing Argentina, Colombia, and Spain within the last decade. (With material from: Wikipedia)