Spanish-speaking countries celebrate independence dates throughout the year, but many hold their freedom day celebrations in the middle of September. National Hispanic Heritage Month in the USA. This is one of the reasons why National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15 each year in the United States.
Contrary to what many people believe, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican independence day! Also, some countries’ independence day celebrations span days, or even a full week, of festivities including traditional food, music, and dance.
For those living far from their homecountries, it’s important to still celebrate their freedom days. Check out the dates below to know when (and maybe join!) your Latino/Hispanic friends in celebrating their días de la independencia.
Hispanic Countries Independence Days
|Costa Rica||September 15|
|Dominican Republic||February 27|
|Ecuador||May 24 (August 10 first independence uprising)|
|El Salvador||September 15|
|Puerto Rico||(1897 from Spain) Unincorporated U.S. territory since 1917|