How do parks and programs honor and share the achievements, contributions, and cultural celebrations of Latinos and Hispanics?
National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off mid-month, but we can start the celebration early by recognizing the contributions, achievements, and histories of Hispanics and Latinos in American culture. We can share the diverse and rich cultural history and heritage preserved within parks and through our programs and partners and the work of Hispanics and Latinos today within the NPS.
Share the connections your park or program has to Hispanic and Latino heritage and history.
Connect Hispanic heritage with other themes in September and October.
Showcase objects or artifacts in your museum collection important to the Hispanic or Latino experience throughout history or today.
Highlight the work that staff do in telling the story and sharing the experience of Hispanic or Latino heritage or ask them to share how these histories inspired them to work.
Share the projects that partners do in preserving and sharing Hispanic and Latino heritage, including through grants.
Create and share lesson plans and kids programs related to Hispanic or Latino history.
Plan an itinerary that visitors can use to learn about Hispanic and Latino history within parks or communities.
Check NPS.gov for information or resources about the monthly theme to share, such as stories, related parks, kids and educational material, photos, videos, and more.
The National Park Service, National Park Foundation, and all our partners are encouraged to use #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque hashtags on park- and NPS program-related social media posts to continue to inspire everyone to find their personal connections to national parks.
When sharing posts related to this month's messaging on social media, also use the hashtag #HispanicHeritageMonth.
More September Themes & Activities
Every month, the National Park Service celebrates different national holidays and initiatives that provide opportunities to share our mission through websites, social media, and other platforms. Find information on a related topic on NPS.gov, hashtags that national parks are using, and other messaging tools to use on these special days.
September 1-30: National Preparedness Month
September 15–October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Social media hashtag: #HispanicHeritage
- Resources (see monthly theme above)
September 2: Victory over Japan (VJ) Day 75th Anniversry
- Social media hashtags: #VJDay, #WWII
September 3: Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (1964)
- Social media hashtags: #WildernessAct, “#WildernessAct55
September 5: International Day of Charity
- Social media hashtag: #NPSPartnerships
September 8-14: Wellness Week
- Social media hashtag: #HealthyParksHealthyPeople
September 7: Labor Day
September 8: International Literacy Day
September 11: 9/11 Commemoration
September 11: National Day of Service
September 17: Constitution Day/Citizenship Day
September 19: Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Social media hashtags: #PiratesNPS, #TalkLikeAPirateDay
September 21: International Coastal Cleanup
September 23: First Day of Fall
- Social media hashtag: #FallColors
September 24: World Maritime Day
September 26-October 4: National Drive Electric Week
September 26: National Fishing and Hunting Day
- Social media hashtags: #GetOutdoors
September 26: National Public Lands Day
- Social media hashtags: #NPSVolunteer, #NPLD
September 27: World Tourism Day
MORE MONTHLY THEMES
2020 Monthly Themes
Let's share the work we do together with special communications themes throughout the year.
Envisioning Your 20/20 Park Experience
A new year means new goals and adventures to embark upon. In 2020, how will you find your perfect vision of a park experience?
400 Years of African American History
Remembering challenges of adversity and celebrating the triumphs in commemoration of African American culture and heritage.
Women in Civic Engagement
Let's explore stories of how women of all cultures, backgrounds, and traditions have engaged in civic life throughout American history.
Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary
Along with National Park Week, let's celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and inspire environmental stewards for the next 50 years.
Asian Pacific American Heritage
Commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Mapping Your Journey
Plan a park visit, explore migration routes (both human and fauna), follow a new trail or parkway, or map your own personal journey in park.
Sporting in Parks
As international athletes gather in Tokyo, how do you explore the joy of sport, spirit of competition, and fair play in your favorite park?
Beyond the 19th Amendment
Whether visitors or staff, we all see ourselves in different roles when we come to parks. How do we picture ourselves in our public lands?
Stories Around the Campfire
The National Park Service is America's storyteller. With so many stories in parks and our communities, there are endless possibilities.
Native American Heritage
Explore the heritage, culture, and experience of indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today.
Find Peace in Parks
Many people find peace in remarkable places. As winter settles, let's explore how parks can be places of healing, inspiration, and peace.
Last updated: September 14, 2020