Hispanic Heritage Month
Did You Know?
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.
Schedule of Events
The City is celebrating this special month with a lineup of interactive and entertaining events that will make you dance, sing, and celebrate with your fellow Alexandrians. From the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta to dance extravaganzas and more, there's something for everyone!
Check out the information below for a full list of events and all the details.
About the Hispanic/Latino/x Population in Alexandria
The Hispanic/Latino/x population are an incredibly diverse group. representing a multitude of nationalities, cultural backgrounds, and experiences. Some of our Hispanic community members are recent immigrants to the country, while others have family lineages that stretch back far beyond the founding of our nation.
Alexandria has a long history of residents who moved here from Central and South America. Beginning in the 1980s, a large community from El Salvador settled in the neighborhood we now call “Chirilagua,” after the city in El Salvador of the same name.