Thursday, September 15th
A celebration of Latin Heritage
State Street from Eugene O’Neill Drive to Bank Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 9pm each night of the event.
- Food Trucks
- Water Taxi
- Roaming entertainment
Restaurants and Business specials
- Studio 33
- Strong & Fit
- Custom House
- Noodles and Rice
- Flavours of Life
Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 in Presidential proclamation 3869. Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan gave annual proclamations for Hispanic Heritage Week between 1969 and 1988. National Hispanic Heritage Month was first proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush on September 14, 1989 in Presidential Proclamation 6021. Since 1989, all Presidents have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark Hispanic Heritage Month.
September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively.