Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce For Immediate Release

Celebrate this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce as we continue to ensure that the Hispanic population is heard, showcased and

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th each year and
celebrates the history and contributions of individuals who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico,
Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean.
People of Hispanic origin make up the nation’s second largest racial or ethnic group in the U.S.
and play a major role in shaping our economy and society. According to Pew Research, the U.S.
population grew by nearly 23 million between 2010 and 2020. Hispanics/Latinos accounted for
51% of this increase, a greater share than any other racial or ethnic group. Over the next two
decades, the Hispanic population in Virginia will continue to increase at a much faster rate than
the overall population.

This Hispanic Heritage Month, let us capture the nation’s attention, highlighting Hispanic
contributions, facts, amazing stories and data. Let’s put a spotlight on these often-unseen
individuals shaping our new communities and give them the recognition they deserve. Let’s be
part of the necessary narrative change. Let’s elevate the voice and perception of the Hispanic
community. The time is now to send together a strong and unified message!
Join in on the festivities from the comfort of your home by visiting from
September 15th through October 15th.

For more information regarding Hispanic Heritage Month and local events please visit https://

We look forward to celebrating with you,
Michel Zajur
Michel Zajur